NYC Lawmakers Wary Of Bloomberg's Styrofoam Ban

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced legislation to outlaw polystyrene foam in New York City on Wednesday, but key lawmakers said a competing plan to ramp up recycling might be better than a ban that could cost manufacturing and service jobs and drive up food prices.

Starting July 1, 2015, according to the billionaire mayor's legislation, the city's sanitation, health and consumer affairs agencies — along with the New York City Police Department — could start handing out fines as high as $1,000 per violation for restaurants, grocery...
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