NYC Polystyrene Ban to Begin January 1st

Starting on Jan. 1, 2019 New York City businesses and restaurants will be restricted from selling and using polystyrene foam products such as cups, bowls and packing peanuts.

Banned Items:

Polystyrene foam single-service items including cups, bowls, plates, take-out containers, and trays.
Polystyrene loose fill packaging, commonly known as packing peanuts.

Exceptions:

Expanded polystyrene containers used for prepackaged food that have been filled and sealed prior to receipt by the food service establishment, mobile food commissary, or store.
Expanded polystyrene containers used to store raw meat, pork, fish, seafood or poultry sold from a butcher case or similar retail appliance.

Councilmember Stephen Levin posted a reminder of the ban to take effect this winter.

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