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NYC Foam Ban Dead, Recyclers Applaud Court’s Decision

The ban on foam foodservice products in New York City is likely dead, following a decision from a New York appeals court. On Dec. 3 the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division denied New York City’s motion to appeal an earlier decision overturning the city’s ban on expanded polystyrene … Read more »

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NYC Foam Ban Overturned, Judge Rules EPS Recyclable

The New York City ban on foam foodservice items has been overturned by the New York State Supreme Court. In her ruling that overturned the polystyrene foam ban, Judge Margaret Chan said the “one undisputed short answer to whether EPS is recyclable is yes: single serve EPS is recyclable.” Restaurants, … Read more »

Restaurants, Manufacturers, Recyclers Sue to Stop ‘Illegal’ Foam Ban

The Restaurant Action Alliance NYC, a coalition of New York City restaurant owners, together with recycling companies and foodservice packaging manufacturers have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn New York City’s ban on foam foodservice items. The ban makes it illegal for food establishments to give customers polystyrene foam containers … Read more »

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Despite Recycling Push from Restaurants, Manufacturers, NYC Bans Styrofoam

New York City has banned polystyrene foam foodservice containers despite pressure from restaurants and foam manufacturers, which urged the city to support recycling. Restaurant Action Alliance NYC, whose supporters include more than 1,000 New York City businesses, called the move “an economic and environmental defeat for small business owners and … Read more »

San Jose

San Jose Considers Plastic Foam Ban

San Jose, Calif., will likely become the biggest city in the state, if not the US, to ban plastic foam food containers following a City Council vote today, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Proponents say the plastic foam, called “expanded polystyrene” or EPS, ends up in landfills because there’s … Read more »

Restaurant Action Alliance NYC

1,000 Restaurants Say No to Polystyrene Foam Ban

More than 1,000 New York City businesses have written letters urging the City Council to oppose the proposed ban on polystyrene foam food service products, according to Restaurant Action Alliance NYC. If passed, the bill would make it illegal for food establishments to give customers polystyrene foam containers starting July … Read more »