Mar 27 - NYC Councilmember Proposes Banning Polystyrene

New York City Council Member Bill de Blasio, who has introduced a motion to ban polystyrene city-wide, has started a pilot project that will swtich some NYC schools from polystyrene trays to compostable bagasse trays, a material produced from the waste produced from sugar cane production. Swell Chan of the New York Times reports that the New York City Public School System goes through 153 million polystyrene trays annually.

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Many school districts in Southern California also use disposable foam trays.

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