Cheap take-out not a Bloomberg priority

by Walter Olson on November 24, 2013

Following through on earlier rumblings, New York City’s mayor proposes a citywide ban on Styrofoam cups and plates [New York Post, earlier, Baltimore, suburban Boston]


1 Boblipton 11.24.13 at 9:13 am

Getting your coffee from a cart that uses Meissen adds surprisingly little to the cost of a cup of joe, particularly when they leave off the saucer.


2 Wfjag 11.24.13 at 4:35 pm

Another way to ban the Big Gulp.

3 John Cunningham 11.24.13 at 8:46 pm

Nanny Bloomberg sees no need for styrofoam for takeout, everyone should just send out their upstairs butler with a couple of Ming vases.

4 JTW 11.25.13 at 11:46 am

He failed to force fast food chains like McDonalds to close by banning them from selling stuff, so now he wants to ban the containers those chains use to sell stuff in which would have the same effect.

Whatever else Bloomberg is, he is persistent and has some original ideas to overcome such things like public opinion and the law to get his way.

5 Bill Poser 11.25.13 at 10:22 pm

I’m not so sure that this is an attack on fast food. Styrofoam is awful from the point of view of waste disposal. As I understand it, it can’t be recycled and it lasts forever, so it fills up land fills. Packaging made of, biodegradable materials such as cellulose is far superior as far as waste disposal is concerned.

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