New York has taken a big leap towards making earth greener, by initiating steps to ban the use of Styrofoam. The New York City Council has drawn applause from the world’s green bodies for having voted unanimously to bring about a ban on the use of the substance.
With this decision, New York has become the largest city in the United States to adopt the ban. Styrofoam is believed to contaminate the waste stream and makes it tough to recycle food waste and also plastic and metal.
New Yorkers currently dump 23,000 tons of Styrofoam a year. It is said that Styrofoam survives without any damage even more than cockroaches.
The decision now taken, Mayor Bloomberg will be signing the bill into law ahead of his relinquishing of office by the year end.
It is expected that the Styrofoam ban will come into effect in a year’s time.