Restaurants and food delivery services will be barred from providing plastic knives, forks and condiment packets unless customers specifically request them, if a bill passed by the New York City Council Thursday goes into effect.
The bill aims to curb single-use plastic waste that can’t be recycled. Approximately 1.1 million pounds of single-use plastic foodware from New York City winds up in landfills and incinerators every year.
If signed by Mayor Eric Adams, the bill would go into effect in six months. His office indicated they support the effort.
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