De Blasio Directs City Agencies to Stop Purchasing Single-Use Plastic Foodware | The Forum Newsgroup

Photo Courtesy of Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office Across the five boroughs, approximately 36 million pounds of single-use plastic foodware is collected from NYC’s residential waste stream. Tens of millions more pounds are collected from commercial establishments. By Forum Staff Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed an executive order that will end the direct City purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics in favor of compostable or recyclable alternatives. 



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