Restaurant industry weighs in on proposed plastic-foam ban

Restaurant industry weighs in on proposed plastic-foam ban

Industry associations and operators question the possible financial and environmental impact of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal.

The New York City restaurant community once again found itself facing a potential new regulation when Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared in his recent State of the City address that he intends to introduce a measure that would ban the use of plastic-foam food packaging.

The proposed ban, which is expected to include cups, takeout boxes and trays, would force operators throughout the five boroughs who currently use such nonbiodegradable material to switch to potentially more

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