Overcoming resistance from a coalition of businesses, New York City’s ban on EPS foam (frequently referred to by the brand name “styrofoam”) is officially in effect. This is a major effort to reduce plastic pollution that

There is a buffer period this year where businesses continuing to use styrofoam will only receive warnings until July 1, after which they will receive fines.

New York City mayor’s office photo: Mayor Bill de Blasio with Kathryn Garcia, Department of Sanitation Commissioner

Days are numbered for single-serve expanded polystyrene food service items in New York City as a ban officially takes hold with the new year. 

Starting July 1, those violating the ban will be fined $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense and $1,000 for the third and subsequent offenses, according to the city.

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