Public comments for: Waiver of Polystyrene Prohibition

Comments

Comment:
Please see attached the comments of my colleague, Paul Kremer, on behalf of Dart Container Corporation. Dart urges DSBS to simplify the application process for waivers to ensure that businesses entitled to waivers under the law can obtain and keep them without undue disruption in their business operations.
Supporting Document:
Agency: SBS
Comment:
Please see attached the comments of Robert Jackson on behalf of the Restaurant Action Alliance NYC.
Supporting Document:
Agency: SBS
Comment:
Here are a few questions: 1. We are a wholesale distributor located in the Bronx, New York that sells to not only the 5 boros, but to New Jersey and Connecticut as well who are not affected by the ban. Also, some of our customers include "non-profit" organizations and/or those who qualify to use the product under the hardship waiver. Will we be able to continue to carry the products? If we do not stock the products, customers who are able to purchase will be forced to purchase elsewhere and can lead to them purchasing some or maybe all of their merchandise from another supplier, causing us to lose customers and business. 2. For carrying or distributing the product to the customers mentioned above, will be fined? 3. Our location also provides a Cash & Carry where customers from all over can come to purchase these products. We do not know whether they are from the areas that are not banned or if they have a waiver of the hardships. What happens if we sell to someone who is banned or doesn't have the waiver?
Agency: SBS
Comment:
This is a shame and an embarrassment to the city of New York and our future. It was less than six months ago that our mayor's administration was able to get a law passed to ban this destructive, wasteful, and polluting substance. It is well known and documented that this material is not necessary to continue producing and actually causes harm to a number of areas of life here on earth. I quote from a study by Harvard University: "Polystryene is made from petroleum, a non-sustainable, non-renewable, heavily polluting and fast-disappearing commodity. The environmental impacts of polystryene production in the categories of energy consumption, greenhouse gas effect, and total environmental effect ranks second highest." I hope that those with any ounce of intelligence knows that to attempt to pass this "Waiver" is a disgusting joke.
Agency: SBS