Freeport, ME Polystyrene Ban, 1990

Freeport, ME Polystyrene Ban, 1990

Polystyrene bans are not a new thing. Back in 1990, the City of Freeport, Maine banned polystyrene containers in its city. The ordinance was called the “Styrofoam Ordinance” even though STYROFOAM™ is a trademarked brand of the Dow Chemical Company for a product used in building construction. Here is one of the first ordinances banning […]

Patchogue Village, NY Bans Polystyrene Use and Sale

Patchogue Village, NY Bans Polystyrene Use and Sale

Jan. 22, 2018, Patchogue Village, NY – At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Patchogue Village,  a resolution to amend Chapter 35 of the Village Code to prohibit the sale or use of expanded polystyrene items was adopted. The motion was made by Trustee Keyes, seconded by Trustee Brinkman, and passed unanimously […]

Duchess County New York Bans Polystyrene

Duchess County New York Bans Polystyrene

November 3, 2017 , County of Duchess, New York – Chain restaurants are now prohibited from using containers to package, sell or distribute prepared food in any disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam. The containers are also banned from use at all county facilities, parks or events. The law was passed by the […]

Billion Foam Cups Will Never Reach Our Oceans

Billion Foam Cups Will Never Reach Our Oceans

Dunkin Donuts Will Eliminate Foam Cups CANTON, MA (February 7, 2018) — As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin’ Donuts, a leading retailer of hot, brewed coffee, today announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018, with a targeted […]

United Airlines Replaces Foam Coffee Cup

United Airlines Replaces Foam Coffee Cup

New InCycle® Cup Fully Recyclable CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — United Airlines is introducing a new, eco-friendly coffee cup to its United Club beverage service beginning this month and on United flights beginning mid-March. The insulating InCycle® cup, manufactured by Washington-based technology company MicroGREEN, is fully recyclable and made from up to 50 percent recycled […]

NYC Mayor Bloomberg To Ban Polystyrene Food Containers

NYC Mayor Bloomberg To Ban Polystyrene Food Containers

New York City, Feb 16, 2013 – On Thursday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed banning polystyrene food packaging. He made the statement while giving the Mayors State of the City Address. The idea of banning polystyrene food containers is not new. Way back in 1989, Sonoma County, California banned polystyrene food packaging. Then […]

San Jose Seeks Ban on EPS Foam Food Ware

San Jose Seeks Ban on EPS Foam Food Ware

Releases BYOB Ordinance 1st-Year Results San Jose, CA, Feb. 14, 2012 – San Jose, California passed it’s Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) ordinance on Dec. 14, 2010. The ordinance went into effect on Jan. 1st, 2012. Since that time, the city has also been working to ban the use of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam food […]

Menlo Park, Calif. Bans Polystyrene Foodware

Menlo Park, Calif. Bans Polystyrene Foodware

Menlo Park, California, Aug. 31, 2012 (PBBR) – Effective November 1st, all food vendors in the city of Menlo Park, will be prohibited from dispensing prepared food in polystyrene containers. On Tuesday, August 28th the Menlo Park City Council adopted San Mateo County’s Polystyrene Food Ware Ordinance. The ordinance applies to all food merchants in […]

Portland, Maine Considers Polystyrene Ban

Portland, Maine Considers Polystyrene Ban

City Council Committee to Consider Ordinance | Plastic Bag Ban Report Portland, Maine, June 25, 2012 (PBBR) – Maine’s largest metropolitan area, the city of Portland, is considering a ban on polystyrene containers. The City Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting on June 18 to direct the Committee on Transportation, Sustainability and Energy to […]

McDonald’s Testing Foam Cup Replacement

McDonald’s Testing Foam Cup Replacement

Paper Cup Test in 2,000 Units | Plastic Bag Ban Report McDonald’s Corp. recently confirmed that it is taking a major step toward possible phase‐out of polystyrene foam beverage cups. The company recently notified As You Sow, the shareholder advocacy organization, that: “McDonald’s is currently testing a double‐walled fiber hot cup, as the company continues […]