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Styrofoam Ban Overturned by New York State Judge

NEW YORK – The recently approved ban on polystyrene foam was overturned Tuesday, just over two months into a grace period meant to let city businesses ease into the prohibition on foam coffee cups, cheap beach coolers, halal street containers and to-go soup cups. A Manhattan judge nixed the ban saying the city’s argument that the packaging cannot be recycled if soiled is not true. It was that position – that sauce, soup, coffee or other foods rendered foam containers impossible to recycle – which helped Mayor Bill de Blasio secure his administration’s first major environmental initiative in July when the ban was passed. Read full article.

2015 Wealth Management Expo

September 12th, Saturday, 11:45am-16:30pm Ballroom, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 135-20 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 2015 Wealth Management Expo Agenda (pdf)

Foam Packaging Restrictions Hardship Waiver

By July 1st, 2015, no food service establishment, mobile food commissary, or store will be able to use, sell, or offer expanded polystyrene single service food items or loose fill packaging (commonly known as packaging peanuts). More information about the Foam Packaging Restrictions can be found on the Department of Sanitation website. Nonprofits and small businesses (not part of a chain) with less than $500,000 in revenue per year may apply for hardship exemptions from SBS if they can prove that the purchase of alternative products not composed of EPS would create undue financial hardship. SBS has begun accepting applications for hardship waivers. Link Foam Hardship Wavier Applicattion

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