The New York City Styrofoam Ban & Why Emerald Brand’s Sustainable Solutions are the Perfect Replacement

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With a new year comes new responsibilities. On January 1st, 2019, New York City prohibited the use, possession, and sale of single-use foam food containers. This will include but is not limited to foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls, and trays.

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"We have been driving this mission for many years and the movement is gaining momentum every day. A tremendous victory!" - Ralph Bianculli Jr Bianculli, Managing Director of Emerald Brand

With a new year comes new responsibilities. On January 1st, 2019 New York City prohibited the use, possession and sale of single-use foam food containers. This will include but is not limited to foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls, and trays. Also, stores and manufacturers are banned from selling or having the possession of loose fill foam packaging (“packing peanuts”) within the city. Any business or agency that is affected will have a six-month period of warning that will last until June 30th. After July 1st, any businesses found using foam will receive fines for each notice of violation issued within a 12-month period.

There are 4,000 food carts/trucks and over 26,000 restaurant establishments in New York City. They will be required to comply with this new law, by integrating alternatives to foam within their operations. Over the past two decades, Emerald Brand has been the country’s leader in sustainable disposables, providing Plastic-Free and Tree-Free™ disposable technology to the marketplace. Many businesses need sustainable product suppliers immediately to avoid being fined. Emerald Brand’s streamlined sustainability solution can be implemented to make these establishments compliant.

About Emerald Brand:
Family owned and operated since 1997, Emerald Brand is committed to innovating through Tree-Free™, sustainable and rapidly renewable solutions. Emerald's innovations in Tree-Free™ technology and petroleum free plastics is revolutionizing packaging and disposables worldwide. Emerald's growing suite of 300+ sustainable finished products offers the workplace a healthier and more sustainable environment.

Our corporate solutions include educational forums, measurable environmental impact statements, and consulting services that are at the forefront of future movements in composting and recycling. Emerald Brand, in conjunction with Emerald Ecovations material technology group, will continue to innovate Emerald’s growing finished goods and retail packaging materials. The company’s mission of “Farm to Tissue®, Made in the USA" is on track to revolutionize the entire industry.

Products are available for consumer purchase at http://www.emeraldbrand.com and for businesses at http://www.paradigm-grp.com.

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