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Would You Support a Plastic-Foam Container Ban?

New York's Mayor said outlawing the packaging would curtail an annual waste stream of about 20,000 tons of plastic foam.

In his final State of the City address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a citywide ban on plastic-foam food packaging, which environmentalists have derided for years.

If the mayor gets his way, New York would become the first east coast city to implement the ban, which already exists on various levels in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

A restaurant owner who spoke to a Patch staffer in Brooklyn argued that the ban would hurt the economy, though many others also support the ban.

Our question: Should the ban exist statewide? Let us know in comments.

Chris Wendt February 16, 2013 at 05:07 PM
If the City Council outlawed plastic foam containers, then what choice would I or anyone else have but to "support" it, by purchasing stuff in other types of containers, which would be the only containers available in which to sell stuff?
Mighty Mouse February 17, 2013 at 12:48 PM
I would support the state wide ban on Styrofoam containers, cups and all packaging materials. There are more environmentally friendly choices. I thought that the ban on the size of soda packaging was ridiculous and impeding on a persons right to eat whatever the want and how much they want. What's next, portion controlled cheesecake! Will he ever stop drunks from drinking by limiting the amount of alcohol they consume...I bet more lives are lost to drunk drivers than to obesity. I say if someone wants to eat themselves to death, that is their option. Driving drunk and injuring/killing others is selfish and irresponsible.
Chris February 17, 2013 at 03:12 PM
What ever happened to the "Land of the free...Home of the Brave?" The nightmare of government micro managing our lives has turned us into the "Land of the Fee.....Home of the Slave!"

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