Council approves bill restricting plastic utensils, napkins in food deliveries

The City Council approved a bill Thursday to restrict the proliferation of single-use plastic utensils, the latest bill to regulate the ubiquitous eating

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NetQuarterLatte
NetQuarterLatte
76 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Such performative bullshit.

The environmental impact of an average NYC resident is already 30% of an average person in the US.

Improve mass transit options by just a little, and that’s going to be 1000x more gainful for the environment than all of the disposable forks combined.

iRedditAlreadyyy
iRedditAlreadyyy
56 · 12 days ago · Reddit

The city launched thousands of balloons and millions of pieces of paper confetti, into the air during their NYE Times Square spectacular……but I’m not permitted to have a few napkins or a plastic fork with my take out?

Ok.

OkBottle2000
OkBottle2000
34 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Society has become such performative theatrical stupidity with absolutely no substance or true desire for change

shant_jan
shant_jan
29 · 12 days ago · Reddit

i feel like most places i order from already skip utensils unless you request them, this seems like they are just making that practice "official".

The_CerealDefense
The_CerealDefense
20 · 12 days ago · Reddit

City full of multi millionaires flying private helicopters and planes everyday. NYC: fuck your napkins and utensils

BroadwayJose
BroadwayJose
17 · 12 days ago · Reddit

This is the bullshit they spend their time on so that they can tout their green credentials. Bunch of bullshit.

HiFiGuy197
HiFiGuy197
5 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Oh, great, now my DoorDash guy will have to use his bare fingers to nibble at my entree.

mahabraja
mahabraja
5 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Stop going after normal people things. Corporations have left wild fish inedible and poisoned rivers. Only republitards would be foolish enough to think straws and plastic forks are the woes of an ecosystem.

app4that
app4that
5 · 11 days ago · Reddit

One aspect that is often forgotten is how improved our waterways will be with less single use plastic. Our city is made up of 50 islands after all and those utensils and waste often end up in overflowing bins or washed down storm drains and have been coating the river beds and oceans for far too long.

Make it all out of bamboo or cellulose or some other biodegradable material and make it here and our city and surrounding environment will be much better off.

So biodegradable. Means a cleaner city also because they don’t have to be free. Charge for it if you want. And make it here so we have some local jobs created too. I see a win-win for everyone.

Aruba has already had this in place for a few years and it is super cool, and the beaches are cleaner than ever and much safer for wildlife as well.