NYC Ban On Polystyrene Foam Misses A Market Opportunity

Law360, New York (June 1, 2015, 10:34 AM EDT) -- In 2013, the New York City Council passed Local Law No. 142, which required the commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation ("DSNY") to determine whether food service expanded polystyrene ("EPS") foam containers could be recycled in an economically feasible and environmentally effective manner that is safe for employees.[1] Expanded polystyrene, often called styrofoam, is a common plastic used in widely varying applications, such as foodware, protective packaging and building materials. Under the NYC law, if food service EPS is not found to be recyclable, it must be banned....

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