North Market Implements Ban on Single-Use Styrofoam Containers

Posted on March 23, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

The North Market has gone environmental, this week announcing a building-wide ban on single-use styrofoam containers. Styrofoam, generically known as polystyrene, is a non-biodegradable plastic tha…

Source: North Market Implements Ban on Single-Use Styrofoam Containers

“We’re listening to our guests, and their consistent message has been to eliminate environmentally harmful Styrofoam products at the North Market,” said Jeff Pongonis, NMDA Board President, in a press release. “With consideration for our merchants and research into products offered as replacement for those currently in use, we’ve chosen to transition away from non-recyclable and single-use Styrofoam products. While long overdue at the Market, we hope to be a leader in the region and hope it will encourage other businesses to also transition to responsible products.”

Should other businesses or even the city as a whole follow the North Market’s lead, they’d be joining a long list of other U.S. places that have banned Styrofoam. More than 100 cities and counties in 11 states have made the move away from polystyrene, opting instead for biodegradable, non-carcinogenic containers.