Bloomberg calls for ban on Styrofoam
NYC mayor cites recycling costs
- Duration 7:32
- Date Feb 15, 2013
NYC mayor cites recycling costs
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He doesn't want you going home with styrofoam.
I think at New York's mayor might be FF Michael Bloomberg who's calling for a ban on styrofoam food packaging.
In Thursday's state of the city address -- -- announces plan to add styrofoam for the long list of things he's attacked.
Like large so it is smoking salty foods friendship fun and love it.
Styrofoam increases the cost of recycling by as much as twenty dollars per ton because it has -- very removed.
It's something we know -- environmentally destructive that is costing taxpayers money and that is easily replaceable I think is something.
We can do without.
I can't even talk about one.
Anyway the American Chemistry Council yes the American Chemistry Council -- argue that styrofoam is in fact recyclable wood and points to efforts to do so in California.
Thankfully -- seemed to be on board with this whole recycling thing.
-- -- Yeah.
-- -- -- She Mayor Bloomberg we don't need your stupid laws we have cats.
-- you were saying earlier not only are you for this but you were starting a campaign to make Bloomberg -- polite but actually I'm not I'm not pleased at all.
I think Amir should have seventeen terms.
Yeah I have only a different movie -- meal this year as it.
Here's a fun game I play with liberals honestly the eco friendly once you send them would you -- OK with need be carrying any lazy boy chair my back here.
And they always say no and you go why and they -- -- -- -- forty years to break down and you go so.
But what is the matter -- taking a Dreyer and dropping in the middle of the -- but if they don't understand.
It that rocks around for millions of years that plastic bags represent.
Point 4% of landfills but they just see this garbage going their own apartment fastening on this has gotta be bad and so Bloomberg who makes these rules based on assumptions like we all go to the movie theater.
Every night and have a coal in this big and popcorn this big every single night keep makes policies based on this but the point is is that reform is not.
Filling up our landfills it's and the fact that he said it's hurting my.
Freezing recycling program that is not a card -- -- -- his stupid recycling program is a problem with styrofoam.
It's almost like yet okay cups and Chinese food containers.
-- -- Ever buy anything in would you open the box you find this styrofoam that they're packing everything right not to mention this styrofoam penis that.
Surround everything you get a Christmas so.
What differences have been a victim of for a few -- what.
Everything else comes in this city is -- that stuff.
I also discovered today that polystyrene which is what this actually is because styrofoam is -- and gal owns the name -- triples in his -- generic thing.
I CD case jewel cases -- lets -- -- of polystyrene.
Polystyrene toss them in one of my -- the federal yeah.
Yeah you know I think everything fast fast yeah.
-- -- just wanted to hear from John you and I are old enough to remember when McDonald's used to have styrofoam containers we.
Yes and Jon Huntsman senior made a billion dollars -- yeah though those things so here's -- thing.
The big -- Hasn't gotten worse and they got it was OK I don't you know it's probably find this is not what I object to it's that this -- in the long line of other Bloomberg things that we achieve it it clearly trying to be aren't any.
If this was the only thing he was -- would be okay.
But would you add up all the other stuff you can kind of see a pattern here and you say well what's he up to net write -- kind of scared about what he's up to that that I don't know that I care about styrofoam cups.
Access point or had a need to make a list of things -- -- doesn't want to and it's going to be a really short list because it's it's a slippery slope every day I wake up and it.
You know sugary drink salt now this it's like I'm afraid that one day just gonna come into my apartment start banning food start and it's crazy he's out of his mind.
I don't think he's allowed to determine your partner meaning yeah but what if he mandates that he can't he is a liberal Powell what all the -- For mandates not okay that's their right right yeah I didn't I certainly -- -- Don't care about are completely out as I can move without the importantly you know get rid of them but I -- Mayor Bloomberg so I'm opposing this unprincipled yeah -- it just doesn't Anthony.
He threw everything in the garbage we save millions of dollars and would have to worry about how much styrofoam affects this stupid recycling program that is not cost effective.
That is a complete lie.
Everyone gas -- through my aluminum cans in the in the garbage but that's where they end up death.
But what I think is interesting is that Bloomberg doesn't come around saying.
Let's find more effective way to recycle.
This let's see if we can do this and it will be instinct is right away let's -- this -- -- this prod or do we.
I went to live near -- Website -- about talk about the recycling program they say -- -- very difficult to recycle because it has to be kept very clean and separate from all other types of plastic couldn't.
So it's apparently what -- -- -- to -- it very far and I don't Hussein becomes very expensive.
Landfills are going great that's a really efficient way to deal with garbage and it's going incredibly well and they take up very little of our surface area.
What is the problem here nerds.
Yeah I'm very largest iron analysts fan club and it didn't look like come from them so that guy.
Who sell either -- -- -- to stab them in the back.
Thought he built Bloomberg has been trying to ban you for about like eleven years now and actually on this one I wish him well.
And is there anything that styrofoam can do to avoid him the way you have.
Well I think it's better get rid of it didn't recycle it right 'cause when that cost taxpayers more money.
Our ombudsman can check up on that he's not and you might actually do -- -- -- But no play in his thing -- we have to follow his stupid rules saying this show has been making a regular pattern of bashing Bloomberg -- I am right there with it.
You know I'm looking Bloomberg like a look at LeBron James he has a lot of stuff and it makes you angry about but you can't look can't ignore -- yeah well let's look at certain tasks that the standard of -- Every -- is up since he became -- crime.
Letter jobless rates down so I think that Bloomberg has been good now.
What -- I was that loud -- yeah -- -- a hill.
-- a big -- and owning a smoker if -- would you be complete BT bootlegs I noticed a lot of yeah how much it costs by a pack of cigarettes and -- a lot of these stupid mountain dale butts doesn't back.
It's John that's like saying all the FDA came out.
And we started having more safety with food and drugs.
But the safety with food and drug is already going up just because that coincidentally a -- possible I'm not an -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But -- really about mayor Bloomberg's economic whatever it's is the nanny state stuff I can't stand it it's easy.
You say little here but that's -- -- that's up but I do care about some of the why do you have right why did you have that stuff and not have that because the perfect and.
No one and you will there.
I had not all good at all is better than some of them parts that Square Enix knows you don't have any Sarah anti Valentine's Day not --