NYC Mayor Bloomberg Calling For Styrofoam Ban


Michael Bloomberg

When I sit here lamenting living in the blue state of New York, I take a little solace in knowing that at least I don’t live in New York City and I don’t have to put up with that tyrant of a Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Not only is he telling people what they can eat and drink, now he’s going after food and beverage containers.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has fought against smoking, big sugary drinks and salty food during his tenure, is setting his sights on a new foe: Styrofoam.

Bloomberg plans to use part of his Thursday State of the City address to push for a ban on Styrofoam food packaging. He also will call for initiatives that would increase the number of parking spaces for electric cars and begin recycling more plastics and food waste

“One product that is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades is Styrofoam … something that we know is environmentally destructive and that may be hazardous to our health, that is costing taxpayers money and that we can easily do without, and is something that should go the way of lead paint,” Bloomberg will say, according to excerpts of the speech obtained by The Associated Press. (Read More)

No hot coffee for you, New Yorkers!