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The City Room blog reported this morning that there is a bill moving through the City Council to prohibit the use of polystyrene in all New York City Schools. This is great news! Geoff McGhee reported on this back in June. I was hoping that Councilman Bill de Blasio would take this a step further, and it looks like he did. Way to go! Now we just need to convince him to use an ecologically responsible alternative, like make the tray’s re-usable.
I personally have refused to eat out of anything made of styrofoam years ago because of it’s toxic qualities, and have wanted to extend that ban to all polystyrene products as well. However, that could require more discipline than I can muster up at the moment. I hope to one day soon.