NYC Officials Say Foam Ban Could Save City $50M Per Year

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 5:43 PM EST) -- A ban on polystyrene food containers would save New York City $50 million per year by reducing the amount of waste hauled away, reducing foam contamination of other recyclables and paving the way for possible organics recycling, Bloomberg administration officials told city lawmakers Monday.

As the New York City Council debated four bills — including the mayor's, which would institute a ban on all foam in food service packaging including products consumers can buy at supermarkets — Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway told lawmakers the savings would...
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