NYC Bans Styrofoam Cups, and E-Cigarettes

I don't agree with the vapouriser ban, but we should all be pushing for companies to follow their lead on food and drink packaging.

Foam coffee cups and takeout containers will be outlawed under the bill, which passed unanimously.

“Most foam ends up in landfills where it can sit for literally 500 years or longer,” Quinn said. “The only thing in the world that lives longer than cockroaches or Cher is styrofoam.”

At the urging of the foam industry, the Council agreed to delay the ban from taking effect for a year, during which time the industry will have a chance to prove that the substance can be recycled. Sanitation officials currently say it can’t be.