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Issues Tank: Glen Cove Recycles Styrofoam, Despite Longtime Ban

by Connor Ryan
Recycling materials.

Connor Ryan

After being dealt a blow with his large sugary drinks ban, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to hone in on another type of ban — the elimination of all Styrofoam, a material he called “environmentally destructive” and “easily replaceable” in his State of the City address last month.

The Bloomberg administration has said the removal of Styrofoam, which is not biodegradable, would reduce recycling costs and save city taxpayers money. Everything from cups to lunch trays to take-out containers are to be eliminated under the proposal.

Obesity and the City

by George Bodarky
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New York City Health Department

Research shows the majority of adults in New York City are overweight or obese and the statistics for children aren't much rosier. Studies show 4 in 10 elementary school children are in the same category.

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