February 21, 2013

Bloomberg bans Stryofoam

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to ban the use of Styrofoam across New York.

According to the mayor's office, an estimated 20,000 tons of Styrofoam enter the city's waste stream each year and because it is almost impossible to recycle, the vast majority ends up in landfill.

Moreover, it is estimated to add $20 a ton to the cost of recycling as the Styrofoam has to be removed from other plastic waste streams before they can be recycled. [Business Green]
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