Bloomberg's Styrofoam Ban To Face Stiff Resistance In NY

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 6:27 PM EST) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban Styrofoam in New York City struck a positive chord with Democrats in Albany and environmentalists on Thursday but experts say city and state-level action will encounter resistance from chemical and packaging makers who helped defeat a California ban last year.

The mayor, famous for a raft of consumer-protection initiatives including a trans-fat ban, public calorie counts and curbs on public smoking and the size of sugary drinks, floated his latest brainchild at his final State of the City address before...
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