There is a scourge that has befallen New York City, and the citizens of this great metropolis cower in fear! The evil of styrofoam cups! And who could be brave enough to tackle such wicked foe? Why the Baron of Bans! The Napoleon of Nannies! Mayor Michael Bloomberg!
from New York Post:
First he dictated the size of our cups — now he wants to ban what they’re made of.
The Bloomberg administration is considering banning Styrofoam cups and containers — popular at thousands of delis and food carts across the city— as it prepares to roll out a major recycling announcement in the coming weeks, a Sanitation Department official said yesterday.
“We’re studying all the different things in our waste stream. We want to make sure that everything in our waste stream is recyclable,” Ron Gonen, deputy commissioner for recycling at Sanitation, told The Post.
Previously, our brave hero Nanny Bloomberg informed us, “I don’t force anyone to do anything.” I would have believed him too, had he not, only a few months earlier, said, “We’re simply forcing you to understand.”