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EPS ban could impact senior care


A ban on certain expanded polystyrene (EPS) in New York City is going to make an impact on senior living facilities. Polystyrene foam cups have advantages over paper cups in settings that cater to seniors. Healthcare providers will be forced to pay wholesale costs of alternative solutions that cost twice as much, or even more. That's tough to swallow when so many healthcare businesses are already being squeezed by tougher regulations and lower reimbursements.

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