East Hampton Village has passed a ban on single-use polystyrene foam. Photo by Chris Goldberg/Creative Commons

The sale or use of plastic foam food containers will no longer be allowed at East Hampton Village businesses.

The village board of trustees in a 5-0 decision on Friday adopted a new law that makes it illegal for businesses to use or sell single-serve plastic foam items, including food containers, cups, trays and coolers.

The new law is expected to go into effect by Aug. 1.

Westchester County is exploring a similar ban. The proposed bill would also ban single-use plastic bags and impose a 10 cent fee for paper.

Source (East Hampton Village): Newsday

Source (Westchester): lohud.com