New York City’s new law on Foam Food Containers…

The ban on foam clamshell containers has come into effect starting 2019.
The new law will prohibit restaurants, stores and manufacturers from
possessing or selling any containers, cups, trays, plates or any packing
peanuts composed of polystyrene. Establishments will have until July
to comply and make the transition to paper products. Owners of
restaurants fought to not have the ban enforced but could not prove
that the articles mentioned above could be recycled in an economically
and effective way. This is a ban that was originally proposed by Mayor
Bloomberg in 2013 but has met strong opposition by lobbying groups
and manufacturers. The new law will have a great impact on the city’s
already overstressed landfills. Next obstacle is the replacement of
plastic straws for paper.