The following excerpts are from “The Big Apple Made A Big Blunder on EPS” by Patty Moore. Read the full article here: http://www.resource-recycling.com/node/5626
In 2013, the New York City Council passed Local Law No. 142, which required the commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation to determine whether or not food service expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam containers could be recycled in an economically feasible and environmentally effective manner that is safe for employees
On January 8th, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced the city would ban foam because “expanded polystyrene foam cannot be recycled,” an assertion that is patently false.
Moore, Patty “The Big Apple Made A Big Blunder On EPS" Plastics Recycling Update. February, 2015. Web. 02 March, 2015.