New York City Poised To Ban Styrofoam Food Containers : News Photo

New York City Poised To Ban Styrofoam Food Containers

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: A styrofoam take-out container is viewed in a trash can on December 19, 2013 in New York City. New York's City Council will vote Thursday on a bill that would see expanded polystyrene (EPS), or styrofoam, either banned or added to the city's curbside recycling program. The current version of the bill would give the city's sanitation commissioner until Jan. 1, 2015 to decide whether plastic foam is recyclable. The proposed ban has been met with resistance from the American Chemistry Council and Dart Container among other groups. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: A styrofoam take-out container is viewed in a trash can on December 19, 2013 in New York City. New York's City Council will vote Thursday on a bill that would see expanded polystyrene (EPS), or styrofoam, either banned or added to the city's curbside recycling program. The current version of the bill would give the city's sanitation commissioner until Jan. 1, 2015 to decide whether plastic foam is recyclable. The proposed ban has been met with resistance from the American Chemistry Council and Dart Container among other groups. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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