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Virginia: Virginia assembly approves ban on foam to-go containers by 2023 - February 25, 2021

Virginia state lawmakers gave final approval on a bill that will ban polystyrene food containers, sometimes known better by the brand name Styrofoam. The bill was sponsored by Del. Betsy Carr, D-Richmond. The ban will be phased in over four years. Larger businesses, with more than 20 locations, will have to stop using foam food containers by July 2023. Smaller businesses will need to comply by July 2025... read more »

New York State Bans Styrofoam! - April 2, 2020

Albany, NY — Today, the NYS Legislature passed a ban on Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam, commonly referred to as Styrofoam TM, in the 2020-21 SFY Budget. In response, Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE), said:

“This shows true leadership and foresight in protecting the environment amid a public health crisis. Environmentalists, municipalities, and New Yorkers have long awaited ending the scourge of Styrofoam across the State. CCE thanks Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature for taking action in protecting our environment from harmful and unnecessary Styrofoam containers and loose fill packaging. Styrofoam is one of the top ten contributors to environmental litter and has long-term negative impacts on our waterways and wildlife. Styrofoam doesn’t breakdown, it breaks apart into small pieces eventually becoming microplastic pollution in our waterways... read more »

Carribean: Turks and Caicos Islands Approve Styrofoam Ban - July 15, 2019

Cabinet approved on May 29th 2019 a Ban on Polystyrenes, a policy paper put forward as part of the ongoing going green for 2019 initiatives to clean up our islands, reduce waste and encourage sustainable alternatives. The policy aims to reduce the use and importation of some polystyrene products: cups and plates and will also officially ban the use and importation of plastic straws... read more »

Several states just steps away from banning foam containers - April 24, 2019

DENVER -- Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working in states across the country to pass bans on foam containers, which is among the most harmful forms of single-use plastic. Banning polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, is one of several policies the organizations’ Wildlife Over Waste and Beyond Plastic campaigns are pushing to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. See complete information here... read more »

Foam Ban | City of New York - NYC.gov - January 1, 2019

New York City Foam Ban Information. The City's ban on single-use foam products will go into effect by January 1, 2019. Businesses have until December 31, 2018 to use their existing foam items and find alternatives. Starting January 1, 2019, businesses can no longer sell, distribute, or use single-use foam items. See complete information here... read more »

City slays plastic foam, ending iconic food container’s reign - February 3, 2019

Eateries, food carts forced to find foam alternatives

By Zak Kostro - Plastic foam is quickly becoming a thing of the past, if not already nearly extinct — at least at some law-abiding local eateries. The city’s ban on those single-use plastic clamshell-like containers — long the darling of takeout spots and halal carts — went into effect Jan. 1. Foam cups, plates, bowls, trays and even packing peanuts are now prohibited from possession, sale or use. See article here... read more »

Styrofoam Bans are Sweeping Across the Nation - February 18, 2017

Something amazing is happening around the country: cities and town are starting to ban Styrofoam. Throwaway polystyrene coffee cups, soup bowls, plates, and trays have gotten the boot. So have those foamy clamshell-style cartons fast food comes in. Even packing peanuts are going the way of the dodo. See a list of cities that have completely or partially banned Styrofoam, compiled by Groundswell... read more »

With the Nation’s Toughest Ban, San Fransico Puts the Smackdown on Styrofoam - July 1, 2016

San Francisco residents will soon have to drink their to-go cups of coffee out of something else because those soft Styrofoam cups will be no more. Original article from www.takepart.com by ~Gwendolyn Wu

"I just passed the toughest anti-Styrofoam law in the country, and we did it unanimously," Board of Supervisors President London Breed wrote on her Facebook page after the vote. "This is a huge step for our environment and health. San Francisco is on our way to leading the country on environmental policy—again!" See complete article here... read more »

Appalachian State University Eliminates Styrofoam from Food Services - April 18, 2016

Congratulations to Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., which has eliminated the use of polystyrene foam containers in its campus food service operations. Getting rid of the material—more commonly known by the brand name Stryrofoam—was one of the university's goals as it moves toward zero waste on campus.

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New York City to Ban Single-Use Styrofoam Products

"NEW YORK – The de Blasio Administration has announced that as of July 1, 2015, food service establishments, stores, and manufacturers may not possess, sell, or offer for use single service Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam articles or polystyrene loose fill packaging, such as “packing peanuts” in New York City."

"Department of Sanitation Determines Expanded Polystyrene Foam Not Recyclable"

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::: Eco-Friendly Articles in the News :::

Do You Know? Which Cities Have Banned Plastic Foam? [Map] »

S. Lake Tahoe approves Styrofoam ban October 3, 2018... read more »

Council Still Eyes Styrofoam Ban May 3, 2016... read more »

Washington goes green and bans plastic foam containers... read more »

New York styrofoam ban leaves food carts at loose ends... read more »

Will polystyrene cancer concerns prompt brands to change... read more »

Senators urge New York City mayor to end single-use polystyrene ban
Recycling Today Staff - "In January, de Blasio's administration announced that as of July 1, 2015, the city's food service establishments, stores, and manufacturers may not be allowed to possess, sell or offer single-use foam items, such as cups, plates, trays or clamshell containers. The sale of PS loose fill packaging also is banned." ... read more »

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