The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. —THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1788

Bloomie’s next ban: Styrofoam cups

NY Post

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.

Mayor Bloomberg last year set a goal of recycling 30 percent of the city’s household trash by 2017, up from 15 percent now.

A Styrofoam ban would edge the city closer to that number, supporters argue.

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