De Blasio Bans Purchase of Single-Use Plastics by NYC Governments

Posted on April 11, 2019 10:35 am

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an executive order Thursday banning city agencies from purchasing single-use plastics, such as forks, plates, and cups.

He also indicated his support for a City Council bill that would “ban single-use plastic foodware in private restaurants and establishments,” according to AM New York.

“Today we say no to plastics, we say no to fossil fuels,” de Blasio said from a recycling center.

The mayor said the effort was part of the city’s overall goals to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

“I’m talking about a whole variety of things we got