Not only has he been watching what you’re drinking — see Alcohol and Soda — he’s been watching what you’re drinking out of … polystyrene foam, more popularly known by the brand name Styrofoam. “Here in New York City, it costs us an extra 20 bucks a ton to take it out of these recycling things,” Bloomberg said. “Your tax bill is higher than it needs to be because we’ve got to go and take polystyrene out of the waste.” So rather than asking residents to put their Styrofoam in the regular trash, Bloomberg’s solution — as always — was to ban it. Never mind that the alternatives to polystyrene cost two to five times more and would ultimately result in higher prices for takeout food.
Plastic foam containers are non-biodegradable and can’t be recycled.
“Your tax bill is higher than it needs to be because we’ve got to go and take polystyrene out of the waste,” said Bloomberg.
Apparently, the mayor didn’t think residents could learn to put Styrofoam in the regular trash ... hence, another ban.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
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