NY Mayor Bloomberg to propose ban on polystyrene foam packagingPosted on February 19, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
We congratulate the Mayor on this stance. This is a product that should have been banned a long time ago for environmental damage and health reasons. With the population density of New York, the pollution from these containers will be huge. While the ACC says it is only a small percentage of the total waste therefore it is quite acceptable to continue to pollute the city with them. The profits of a few companies making these containers is not more important than the environmental well being of the city and its large number of inhabitants. The mayor needs to stay firm on this and a large number of people will be the beneficiaries of this action.
Organisations like the ACC always bring out the argument that it takes less energy to make one of these than it does a paper equivalent. This is because they have to steer the argument away from discussing the disposal side. In regards to disposal and environmental effects, they have no valid points to say. They well know these products are a environmental disaster.