First trans fats and supersize sodas, now New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban plastic-foam.
Today, the mayor announced in his final State of the City address a proposed citywide pan on plastic foam food packaging, which includes trays, cups, and takeout boxes. Already the ban has received indirect approval from City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, who believes Bloomberg's pass on plastic foam extends to a wider campaign for more recycling. Quinn noted that this type of foam lives forever and said it's "worse" than cockroaches. The ban could save the Big Apple millions of dollars, as it costs $20 a ton to recycle the plastic foam.