Councilmembers, Manhattan BP introduce ‘green’ legislation that would change the way New Yorkers dine


New York City Councilmember Marjorie Velázquez was joined by other city politicos and environmental activists in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday to introduce legislation that would require corporate-owned fast casual restaurants to offer customers reusable food packaging.  

Velázquez — who represents Bronx Council District 13 and is the chair of the Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection — said during the press conference the legislation is taking a meaningful step to reduce the amount of single-use plastics in landfills throughout New York City, and change the way the city does takeout.