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Goodbye, clamshells : New laws kick in regulating foam, cigs and cranes

Jan 02, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

New York City's 2019 resolution is to create less waste.

A ban on foam containers - the staple of New York City takeout - is one of roughly a dozen city laws in effect as of New Year's Day.

That means hot and cold dishes will no longer be served in foam trays or containers, colloquially known as "clamshells." The new law also means you can no longer purchase cups, plates, bowls and other single-use containers made of foam at stores in the five boroughs.

The ban includes so-call...