New Yorkers To Speak Out Against "Polystyrene Ban" On City Hall Steps

City Council members, small business owners and unions will voice their opposition to the proposed ban

Jun 12, 2013, 08:45 ET from American Chemistry Council

NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Chemistry Council:

WHAT: On Wednesday, a bill is expected to be introduced to the City Council that bans the use of polystyrene foam foodservice in New York City.  This ban will negatively impact small businesses, consumers and workers, will do nothing to reduce the amount of solid waste the City produces each year and will yet again increase the burden of regulation on New York City small businesses. 

A group of community leaders, business owners, union officials and industry leaders will host a press conference to speak out against the proposed ban and call on the Mayor and the City Council to explore recycling as an alternative to a ban.

WHO: Peter F. Vallone Jr., City Council Member, District 22
Gustavo Bencosme, owner, Caridad Restaurant, Bronx
Rosemary Nunez, owner, La Nueva Estrella el Castillo, Brooklyn
Jen Rearson, owner, Breezes Jamaican, Brooklyn 
Norman Brown, Legislative Director, New York State Council of Machinists
James Reilly, President, GenPak
Richard Master, CEO, MCS Industries, Inc.
American Chemistry Council

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Steps of New York City Hall
260 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

SOURCE American Chemistry Council