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NYC Proposal Would Call for Mandatory Polystyrene Recycling

A New York City councilman is developing legislation for a mandatory polystyrene recycling program in the wake of the courts’ take down of a proposed foam ban earlier this month.

So far the bill it only in “skeleton form,” according to the staff of Councilman Fernando Cabrera (D-Bronx), but plans are to a city-wide comprehensive foam recycling program and creates an expected $9 million in additional revenue for New York City.

While the EPS ban backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio would have been extended only to certain types of foam, mostly in the form of take-out food containers, Cabrera’s proposal would extend to all of its forms, from the heavy-duty materials used to packing appliances to down to coffee cups.

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