It is important to millions of city residents that Styrofoam™ food service packaging be banned due to their damaging effects on public health and our environment. However, the proposed bill is in serious jeopardy.
The Styrofoam™ (polystyrene) manufacturing industry has put up a phony bill that would “recycle” it rather than ban it. Unfortunately, there are council members that have sponsored this industry-manufactured bill.
What the companies aren’t telling you is that a) Styrofoam™ is not meant to be recycled because it is contaminated with food and has no commercial value, b) the product itself may well be a carcinogen that ends up in our environment and bodies, and c) NYC resident-led groups like Cafeteria Culture
have dedicated themselves to protecting almost 2 million of our city's children by working to get Styrofoam™ out of schools once and for all.
The bill we need to get passed is Int. 1060.
And we are counting on neighborhood leaders like you to help get the job done!
CITY HALL RALLY AND HEARING ON BANNING STYROFOAM™ IN NYC
WHEN: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
WHERE: Steps of City Hall
12PM: Council members, environmental justice groups and school groups will hold a rally on the steps of City Hall. Bring your homemade signs!
The Council’s Sanitation Committee will hold a hearing on the polystyrene foam bill. Learn the facts
and be there to testify!
We encourage you and your networks to attend the rally and testify at this important hearing and to circulate this email widely. Please call Saleen at 917-664-1428 for more details.
Here's to seeing you on Monday!
Peter H. Kostmayer
Citizens Committee for New York City