Timing is everything:
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is continuing Michael Bloomberg’s ban-happy legacy:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving to ban city food establishments from using plastic foam containers, decrying the harm they cause the environment – while leaving restaurateurs and other food vendors that rely on the materials in a bind.
The ban would begin to take effect this summer. The plan fulfills an initiative begun by de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, who first suggested banning the material in his final State of the City address, in 2013.
De Blasio announced the ban yesterday:
There. Problem solved!
First de Blasio must make sure they’re not using styrofoam cups.