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NYC Council Passes Ban On Foam Containers

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

New York City Council members passed legislation to clear the way for a ban on plastic foam containers Thursday. The approval came as a victory to May...

Clear Your Conscience This Shopping Season With This Innovative Recycling Program

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

Holiday shopping is upon us, and whether they do it in the stores or online, Americans are going to buy an absurd number of appliances, electronics, g...

Will the Styrofoam Cup Survive Bloomberg's Nanny State?

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Paul Alexander

As the mayoral candidates begin posturing for the fall campaign, none of them has made nanny-state solutions to today's problems a part of his or her campaign. So the days of Bloomberg's nanny state are numbered. This may save the Styrofoam cup after all.

Styrofoam Ban In NYC?

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Could plastic foam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city? A sanitation official said Wed...

LA Unified School District Bans Foam Lunch Trays: Superintendent Cites Environment and Health of Students

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The students took collective action to request a ban on polystyrene food trays after they learned during a class trip to a Los Angeles recycling center that food contaminated polystyrene does not get recycled; instead it goes straight to the dump.

California: A Styrofoam State of Mind

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

We don't live in a snow globe, the environment is not a toy, and there is nothing innocent or pristine about the scene that is going to be played out in Sacramento in the next few weeks. We live in the real world, a world facing serious environmental threats from plastic pollution.

Plastic Money: Under the Influence of Styrofoam

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Delaying the citywide ban on Styrofoam is an act of urban cowardice. It is not only a betrayal of the environment, but of the people as well.

Will CA Be The First State To Ban Styrofoam?

AP | By SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 10.28.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Restaurant owner Gary Honeycutt says a push in California's state Legislature to ban the plastic foam containers he uses to serv...