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NYC Appeals Foam Ban Ruling

New York City has appealed a judge’s ruling that stopped a ban on expanded polystyrene food containers from taking effect.

Supreme Court Judge Margaret Chan had decided in September that the sanitation commissioner hadn’t demonstrated that containers made of expanded polystyrene could not be cost-efficiently recycled. But she gave the commissioner, Kathryn Garcia, another chance to do so, which apparently was strongly considered by de Blasio administration officials because they took more than a month to file an appeal.

"This law protects 8 million city residents from environmental harms and its implementation should not be delayed," a Law Department spokesman said.

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