A New York City food cart worker fills a plastic foam container with food for a customer

A New York City food cart worker fills a plastic foam container with food for a customer.

New York City plastic foam ban overturned

Judge strikes down ban after evidence shows material could be effectively recycled

A New York State Supreme Court justice has overturned a ban on the use of plastic foam containers and polystyrene loose packaging, or “packing peanuts,” in New York City that went into effect July 1, although it was not scheduled to be enforced until January 2016.

According to local reports, justice Margaret Chan struck down the ban after being presented with evidence that polystyrene could be effectively recycled.

Chan’s decision was the result of a lawsuit against Ma

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