As of 2022, here are two new ways Nys is reducing waste
Items banned from distribution and manufacture include:
Examples of institutions the Foam Ban applies to include:
how can i help?
As the NYS Polystyrene Ban is already in effect, the types of containers and packaging fill you see from the institutions listed above will likely be reusable, recyclable, and/or compostable. Zero Waste Capitol District highly encourages you to remember that all items in single stream recycling should be clean (ie. rinsed of food waste) and dry prior to recycling. Visit our page, "Are You a Wishful Recycler?", for more information on how to avoid contaminating the recycling stream.