New York City Sued Over Wrongful Determination that Foam Isn’t Recyclable

New York City is preparing to institute a city-wide ban on expanded polystyrene foam, but the Restaurant Action Alliance NYC has other plans. This coalition

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Polystyrene Recycling: What You Need to Know

As some states, cities, and communities debate expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam bans, misconceptions and false information inevitably arise. Foam opponents often argue that foam is

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Recycling Initiative Proposed as Alternative to NYC Foam Ban

As New York City prepares to institute a citywide ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam packaging, a proposed law to recognize EPS as a recyclable

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NYC Council’s Foam Decision is Anti-Small Business

On May 12, following a New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) report, the New York City Council is instituting a citywide ban on single-use

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Foam Ban Expansion Voted Down in Albany County

Albany County legislators recently voted down an expansion of the polystyrene foam ban already in place. Legislators passed a law banning foam products in chain

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Monroe County Begins Petition to Ban Polystyrene Foam

On February 17, 2017, the Rochester chapter of the Sierra Club published a petition proposing that local officials ban expanded polystyrene foam products from Monroe

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Albany Considering Expanding Polystyrene Ban

Since 2014, Albany County has enforced a ban on polystyrene foam food and beverage containers from restaurants and eateries with 15 or more establishments in

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Styrofoam recycling continues in Madison County

Madison County announced the continuation of its expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam recycling program in 2017 after holding a successful pilot program in 2016. Polystyrene foam—not

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Albany County considers expanding ban on polystyrene foam products

Albany County legislator Chris Higgins introduced a new law that would extend a polystyrene foam ban already in place in the county. The expansion would

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Defending Foam Use in New York

Green County in New York has tried to implement a local policy that regulates the use of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam at restaurants in the

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