PITTSFIELD - Styrofoam is a product that's been around for more than half a century. On Monday night, the Pittsfield City Council began a process that might wind up taking it out of everyone's hands.
America may run on Dunkin, but there are people in the Berkshires who want Dunkin -- and other businesses -- to run out of Styrofoam.
Rinaldo Del Gallo wants the product banned throughout Pittsfield, which is what he told the city council's Ordinance and Rules Committee Monday night.
"The strongest argument is that it breaks down into something that's horrible," Del Gallo, a lawyer, opines, further arguing that because polystyrene doesn't biodegrade, and can last for hundreds of years in landfills, it harms the environment, and in turn, has an adverse affect on human health.