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NYC Council Considers Banning Plastic Silverware
« on: February 16, 2019, 08:04:05 AM »

by Claire Lampan
February 14, 2019

The city may expand the scope of its Plastic Battles, potentially catching in its crosshairs disposable plastic forks, knives, and spoons—all single-use plasticware, really, could be targeted for banishment.

On Wednesday, Councilmember Rafael Espinal introduced a bill that would obligate the Departments of Consumer Affairs, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection to annually evaluate these plastic products, and "ban those items for which reasonable alternatives are available."

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