Single-Use Styrofoam Ban to Take Effect July 1st

Joining cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland that have similar measures, yesterday City officials announced a ban on styrofoam used in single-use containers, such as those used for food take-out, and packing peanuts in New York City starting July 1st this year. The ban specifically applies to expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, which is not recyclable and harmful to the environment. In recent years suitable alternatives have come to market and are already being used at many businesses. The city will start issuing fines to those who continue using the banned products after a six-month grace period ending in January 2016.

New York City Ban on Foam Cups and Containers Begins July 1 [NY Times]
NYC Polystyrene Foam Packaging Law [NYC Dept of Sanitation]