Recent Ban on Single-Use Styrofoam Products in NYC

Recent Ban on Single-Use Styrofoam Products in NYC

On June 13, 2018, Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, announced a city-wide ban on single-use Styrofoam products. This means that no food service establishment or store may possess or sell Styrofoam cups, plates, or containers of any type. The reason? According to the Mayor, New Yorkers no longer want thrown away Styrofoam clogging up landfills and cluttering streets. And this motion may set a precedent for other cities that want to replace single-use Styrofoam products with more environmentally-friendly alternatives. Then, if more cities ban Styrofoam, manufacturers may have to rely more heavily on PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastics.

PET plastics are already a popular choice in the production of drinking bottles and disposable serving vessels and utensils. It is an inexpensive material that is easily molded, and it can be recycled instead of simply tossed into landfills. And Plastic Service Centers carries a large selection of PET plastic, along with other thermoplastic resin options. We provide generic resins and name brand resin, and with warehouses across the U.S., we provide quick, reliable service to all 50 U.S. states and Canada.

Get Your Pick of PET Plastic Resins from Plastic Service Centers Before Demand Increases

Plastic Service Centers has over 4,000,000 pounds of thermoplastic resin in stock, but if demand for PET plastics increases dramatically, even we might start running low on supply at some point. Don’t let that happen. Get in right now and get the PET resins and other materials that you need at competitive prices. We are the leading thermoplastic distributers, and we pride ourselves on our ability to knowledgeably answer questions about our products and produce custom colors and blends when needed.


Call Plastic Service Centers at (586) 307-3900 to ask about pricing and availability on PET plastics, carbon fiber, glass fiber, glass beads, and all types of thermoplastic resins. We’ll do our best to meet your specific meets and deliver the best customer service on the planet. You can also connect with us through the contact form on our website.