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United Airlines Replaces Foam Coffee Cup

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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…

NYC Mayor Bloomberg To Ban Polystyrene Food Containers

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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…

San Jose Seeks Ban on EPS Foam Food Ware

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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…

Menlo Park, Calif. Bans Polystyrene Foodware

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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…

Portland, Maine Considers Polystyrene Ban

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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…

McDonald’s Testing Foam Cup Replacement

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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…

Polystyrene Bill In Massachusetts Legislature

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Prohibiting Polystyrene Containers February 2, 2012 — A bill has been introduced in the Massachusetts legislature that, if passed, would allow cities or towns to ban the sale and use of polystyrene containers. Polystyrene containers are the foam containers used by most restaurants and food stores to package carry-out food…

San Leandro, California Bans Polystyrene

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The City Council of San Leandro approved a partial ban on polystyrene packaging at its October 3rd, 2011 regular meeting. The ban will take effect on November 1st, 2012. Mike Katz-Lacabe supplies details of the City Council meeting and what the ban entails in an article he published on his…