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Styrofoam/Polystyrene NYC Ban
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Natalie
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December 25, 2013 - 9:36 am

The ban on polystyrene has gone through in NYC. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/…..iners.html.  I think this is very exciting news!  It doesn’t go through immediately; if the opponents of the ban can find a way for NYC to recycle styrofoam in the next year, then it won’t go into effect.  This still doesn’t get rid of the problem of single-use containers, and the alternatives might not be ideal. http://gothamist.com/2013/04/0…..ges_on.php.  My understanding is that, in addition to being slower to degrade, it is worse for your health.  According to this guide that I got from this blog (https://myplasticfreelife.com/plastics_guide.pdf), 

“Styrene can leach from polystyrene plastic.

Styrene is toxic to the brain and nervous system, among workers with longer-term exposures,15,16 but also has been found to adversely affect red blood cells, liver, kid- neys and stomach in animal studies.17 Aside from exposure from food containers, children can be exposed to styrene from secondhand cigarette smoke, off-gassing of building materials, auto exhaust fumes and drinking water. “

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January 8, 2014 - 1:22 am

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