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Tue Jan 1, 2019, 11:13 PM

NYC ban on plastic foam food containers takes effect

NEW YORK -- The new year means no more plastic foam coffee cups, takeout containers or packing peanuts in most places in the nation's largest city.

New York City's long-planned ban took effect on Tuesday.

The prohibition includes food containers and loose packing fill made from what's known as expanded polystyrene. Exceptions include butcher-counter containers for raw meat.

City lawmakers approved the ban in 2013, but a lawsuit from the restaurant industry held it off for years. A judge ruled this past June that it could go forward.

Read more: https://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article223799205.html

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