09 Jun '18, 6pm

Court Upholds NYC Ban on Polystyrene Containers

VICTORY – NYC's ban on polystyrene foam food and beverage containers has been upheld in court. As a result, dirty foam food cups and clamshells should disappear from restaurants and food service operations by early 2019. Photo Credit: Associations Now New York City’s decision to ban environmentally burdensome polystyrene foam food and beverage containers has been upheld by a New York State court in a fact-based ruling that clears the way for a phase-out of the ubiquitous white foam coffee cups and clamshells in the nation’s largest city. In an 11-page decision, New York State Supreme Court Justice Margaret A. Chan decisively rejected an industry-backed challenge to New York City’s polystyrene ban. She concluded that New York City’s Sanitation Commissioner, Kathryn Garcia, acted in accordance with city law when the Commissioner determined in May 2017 that these troublesome ...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/eric-goldstein/court-upholds...

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