Dictator Bloomberg’s Next Crusade: Banning Styrofoam Cups

Posted by on Feb 07, 2013 at 8:16 am

You’re really in trouble now if you provide more than 16 ounces of soda in a styrofoam cup. Seriously, is there no end to the meddling of this tiny tyrant?

First he dictated the size of our cups — now he wants to ban what they’re made of.

The Bloomberg administration is considering banning Styrofoam cups and containers — popular at thousands of delis and food carts across the city— as it prepares to roll out a major recycling announcement in the coming weeks, a Sanitation Department official said yesterday.

“We’re studying all the different things in our waste stream. We want to make sure that everything in our waste stream is recyclable,” Ron Gonen, deputy commissioner for recycling at Sanitation, told The Post.

Makes you wonder why anyone would waste time opening a business in the town formerly know as Fun City.

But opponents — many of them restaurant and cart owners — have blasted the measure as unnecessarily intrusive.

Similar local proposals to ban Styrofoam have stalled in the City Council and many restaurateurs don’t welcome the idea of yet another restriction on their business.

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8 Responses to “Dictator Bloomberg’s Next Crusade: Banning Styrofoam Cups”

  1. HarryL on 7/07/13 at 9:38 am

    Countdown to first lawsuit stemming from burns due to hot coffee being served in a paper cup in 3…2…1…

  2. David Gillies on 7/07/13 at 10:37 am

    Would someone please enlighten me as to what is so goddamn recyclable about a waxed paper cup? What does it get ‘recycled’ into? Does this use more or less energy than a plastic cup, and produce fewer waste products? Recycling at this micro level smacks more of religious observance than economics.

  3. nickless on 7/07/13 at 10:52 am

    Everyone should be required to carry their own reusable cup, like those stupid canvas shopping bags. Right, Bloomie?

  4. My Sharia Moor on 7/07/13 at 11:08 am

    The truly pathetic part of all of this is that the very people who are most affected by this nanny state bullsh*t (and thus are screaming the loudest) will do what everyone in Gotham Nursery School has done whenever The Littlest Dictator proposes to strip away their freedoms an inch at a time…

    Absolutely nothing, aside from re-electing the colossal pr*ck.

    Let. It. Burn. The sooner the left destroys itself (as it inevitably has throughout it’s murderous history), the sooner the rest of us can pick up the shovels to toss it back into the graveyard of lies.

    To call this guy an a$$hole is to insult respectable a$$holes like myself.

  5. dc on 7/07/13 at 1:38 pm

    What about the environmental effect of all the fresh water that will be wasted in cleaning eight ounce glasses?