New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed this morning on NBC that "We're not banning anything" by implementing new soda restrictions:
"We're not banning anything," said Bloomberg. "All we're saying is, we want to show you just how big the cup is. If you want 32 ounces, take two cups to your seat. If you want 54, carry 4. But our hope is that if you only take one, that you won't go back."
The restrictions were recently halted from going forward by a court.
This month, the Los Angeles city council is expected to ban single-use plastic bags. “[T]he ban is an attempt by the city to reduce litter,” says the Los Angeles Daily News. But it is likely to reduce something else: jobs.