New York City bans foam food packaging

This July a ban on the use of foam packaging will go into effect in New York City. Food and drink providers that have been using polystyrene foam (also called styrofoam) will need to find different materials with which to serve their products.

The foam has been determined a hazard to wildlife and not recyclable. New York City’s waste program has had trouble dealing with the nearly 30,000 tons of expanded polystyrene waste from the city in 2014.

Read the full article here: New York restaurants scramble for alternatives after city bans foam packaging

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