Ban on Foam Products
This past Friday New York City’s Division of Sanitation announced that beginning July 1 2015 they will prohibit all polystyrene (generally referred to as, however not constantly properly referred to as Styrofoam) containers. Baseding on Scientific American, they have figured out that single-use expanded polystyrene could not be recycled economically. There is also no market for post customer polystyrene foam collected in curbside recycling.
Chemical producers and manufacturers of these products have actually combated this ban, stating that it is in truth a material that can be reused.
New york city City’s sanitation division specifies it gathered around 28,500 tons of expanded polystyrene in 2014 and estimated that 90 % of this was solitary use mugs and containers.
New york city isn’t the first to put a ban on such products. Many west coast cities, including Seattle, Portland and San Francisco have already outlawed polystyrene food containers.
Not only are cities throughout the United States making a turn for a much more eco friendly choice, large corporations have starting making the modification as well, from polystyrene products to preferring paper items instead. Restaurants tend to was initially in the cutting edge of environmental management. Going more “environment-friendly”. With that being stated choices have to be cost effective. With any luck safer, and less costly alternatives are in our future.
Exactly what is every person’s thoughts on these new restrictions on polystyrene?