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Foam Container Ban Poised To Pass On Thursday

 
Foam Container Ban Poised To Pass On Thursday
Posted Wednesday, December 18th 2013 @ 1pm

(Lauren Evans) Foam food containers are one step closer to extinction, thanks to a bill that's poised to pass tomorrow.

The proposal to ban polystyrene (not Styrofoam—that's a brand name that refers specifically to packing foam) has been met with powerful resistance from entities like the American Chemistry Council and Dart Container, which has an obvious interest in continued production. According to Crain's, Dart dropped its opposition to the ban on Monday, on the basis of an amendment that mandates a one-year recycling test, during which it must prove that recycling plastic foam is "feasible and economical."

Read More: Gothamist

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