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New York mayor focuses on Styrofoam for latest citywide ban

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  • J-TX Allen, TX
    June 14, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    Well, since the ban of big gulps, the demand for styrofoam has gone way down anyway.....

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    June 14, 2013 7:21 a.m.

    New York City is very close to becoming a dictatorship. But its for your own good, just like all dictatorships, right?

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    June 14, 2013 6:30 a.m.

    "At the end of time, the only things that are going to be left are cockroaches and Styrofoam unless we do something about it," Quinn said during a press conference.

    So what are they going to do about the cockroaches?

    When you look in the dictionary under "nanny state" it has Mayor Bloomberg's picture.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 13, 2013 9:10 p.m.

    Perhaps banning some taxes will promote a healthy environment.

    Political leaders were to be servants, not masters.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2013 6:54 p.m.

    The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed, and if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new pardigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn’t share our prejudice towards plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, “Why are we here?” Plastic…
    George Carlin

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 13, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    Mr. Bloomberg

    It might be easier if you would come out with a list of things you don't want to ban.

  • mcdugall Murray, UT
    June 13, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    Polystyrene foam takes nearly 100 years to break down, essentially into dust, however full decomposition takes over 1 million years.