ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Albany County legislature is looking to limit something you might use on a daily basis: Styrofoam, like the kind used in plates and cups at fast food restaurants.
A public hearing was held on the proposal at Tuesday's meeting. Under the proposal, large chain restaurants like McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts would have to sell their products using less Styrofoam.
Some in the community say they're worried with what the limit would do to local businesses that can't afford pricier packaging.
Legislators in support of the plan say it will help Albany County become a greener place to live.
"The benefit is reducing the dump, I've heard estimates of 20 percent on a reduction that we can obtain and by substituting decomposable and biodegradable, we definitely are going to help what goes into that dump and clogs it up because Styrofoam stays there forever," said Albany County Legislator Doug Bullock.
No decision was made at Tuesday's meeting. They'll take up the issue again, at a later date.