New York may soon become the largest city in the United States to ban plastic food and beverage containers.
At present, most of the foam polystyrene products used in urban landfills. Now the problem is polystyrene, commonly known as polystyrene foam, which can be effectively recovered such as ps foam cups recycling, and the cost is not too much. New York last year passed a law to limit the sale and use of cups, polystyrene made of food containers and packaging materials. It will apply to restaurants, cafes, food cars and other various institutions. If the city thinks polystyrene is recyclable, it will treat it in a Brooklyn recycling facility. If it can not be recovered, the ban is expected to take effect in July.
Prohibited restrictions on the polystyrene foam containers with New York City San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose and Portland. Dart Container, one of the major manufacturers of foam cups, can be used to recycle polystyrene in an economically viable and environmentally effective way. Dart Container presents a plan to ensure that all New York foam products will be recovered over the next five years
Westfield added that the business station received "millions of revenue" to recover polystyrene. However, critics do not agree that recycling is a good choice. A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that there was no safe and cost-effective way to recover polystyrene, and the ban was the only option. The possibility of the upcoming ban, pointing out that the recent Goldman Sachs report said it would be a good news for the Berry Plastics Group (Berry), which makes the cup material similar to recyclable polystyrene.
Goldman Sachs estimates that Versalite next year could generate an additional $ 10 million in revenue, Berry Plastic. The investment bank said its source suggests that New York may banned the use of foam containers at some point in the next 12 months.