The next time you ask for a doggy bag in a restaurant, your leftovers might have to be taken out in an actual bag. That’s because, as the Riverdale Press reports, on January 1 a citywide ban on the eternal plastic convenience took effect.
The paper examines how the new law might affect businesses and customers, including various aspects of cost and convenience.
Take note that the law doesn’t only ban those take-out foam containers, but also other non-biodegradable items like styrofoam cups, plates, trays, and bowls, and those so-called ‘packing peanuts’ that are used to keep mailed items from shifting during delivery.
While some humans might complain of the inconvenience, Mother Earth is much happier to be rid of the centuries-long burden the indestructable material causes.