After many years of grassroots activism by hardworking New Yorkers working to reduce litter, single-use plastic, and waste, the city's new Skip the Stuff law went into effect on July 31, 2023. The law stipulates that New York City food service establishments* providing take-out and delivery service must comply with these restrictions:
People can call 311 for any complaints or questions, or visit nyc.gov/skipthestuff to learn more.
Thank you to Beyond Plastics for providing this PSA. Beyond Plastics is a nationwide nonprofit project working to end plastic pollution that was launched by Judith Enck, who served as US EPA Region 2 Administrator under President Obama. They've helped champion NYC's single-use plastic bag bans, straw law, and more to help reduce the amount of unnecessary single-use plastic polluting our air, water, soil, and bodies.