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DC's ban on foam food containers goes into effect

Undercover checks planned to ensure the law is fully implemented

GOING GREEN: District of Columbia passed a law in 2014 to ban foam food and drink containers as part of environmental initiatives that also require firms to use compostable disposable dining products by 2017.


IT'S lunchtime at Yum's, and about a dozen construction workers are on break, scanning the menu board at the 30-year-old take-out spot in the District of Columbia (DC).

Behind the counter, cooks prepare orders of rice, chow mein and fried chicken - alongside the city's