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