N.Y. mayor seeks ban on plastic foam containers
February 14th, 2013
04:15 PM ET
1 year ago

N.Y. mayor seeks ban on plastic foam containers

New York (CNN) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg, known in New York City for his tough regulations on everything from large sodas to smoking in Central Park, proposed a new target during his final State of the City speech Thursday: plastic foam containers.

"Styrofoam increases the cost of recycling by as much as $20 per ton because it has to be removed," the mayor said. "Something we know is environmentally destructive, that is costing tax payers money, and that is easily replaceable, I think, is something we can do without."

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