Ban on Foam Products

This previous Friday New York City’s Department of Sanitation announced that beginning July 1 2015 they will prohibit all polystyrene (generally known as, yet not consistently properly referred to as Styrofoam) containers. According to Scientific American, they have determined that single-use expanded polystyrene can not be recycled economically. There is likewise no market for post consumer polystyrene foam collected in curbside recycling.


Chemical suppliers and makers of these items have actually fought this restriction, specifying that it is in truth a product that can be reused.

New York City’s sanitation division explains it collected around 28,500 tons of expanded polystyrene in 2014 and estimated that 90 % of this was single use mugs and containers.

New York isn’t the first to place a ban on such products. Numerous west coast cities, consisting of Seattle, Portland and San Francisco have currently banned polystyrene snack containers.

Not only are cities across the United States making a turn for a more eco pleasant alternative, huge firms have starting making the adjustment as well, from polystyrene products to preferring paper items as an alternative. Restaurants often was initially in the cutting edge of environmental management. Going a lot more “green”. With that being said alternatives have to be cost effective. Hopefully much safer, and more affordable options are in our future.

Just what is every person’s thoughts on these brand-new bans on polystyrene?