Lawmakers: Straws by request, ban on Styrofoam-like polystyrene containers, plates, cups

You might be using private browsing or have notifications blocked. Please enable notifications or using normal browsing mode. Looking to cut litter at beaches and on roadways, Suffolk County lawmakers will propose bills in the county Legislature on Wednesday. Restaurants breaking the straw law would be subject to a $100 fine for first offense. Polystyrene, an offshoot product of styrene, is widely used in styrofoam cups and other food-service items. East Hampton Village is likely to ban the sale of plastic foam food containers next month as its board moves forward with its vision to be more environmentally conscious, the village administrator said. The village board of trustees set an April 20 public hearing on the proposed ban and is expected to enact the law that day, Photo Credit: Newsday/Ken Sawchuk Suffolk restaurants could only give out straws on request and would be banned from using Styrofoam-like plastic foam containers, plates and cups under bills being introduced Wednesday in the County Legislature. Plastic straws would be prohibited at restaurants except for customers with a disability or medical condition. Single-use straws instead would have to be made out of biod...

Down-The-Hole Bits Market is Booming remarkably with Leading business players- Sandvik, Atlas Copco, Technidrill, Top Drill, Mitsubishi Materials & more

Latest Study Report On Down-The-Hole Bits Market: 2019-2025 The global Down-The-Hole Bits Market is comprehensively and Insightful information in the report. Always aims at offering their clients an in-depth analysis and the best research material of the various market. The report on the global Down-The-Hole Bits market is committed to fulfilling the requirements of the clients by giving them thorough insights into the market. An exclusive data offered in this report is collected by research and industry experts. The global Down-The-Hole Bits market report offers fine intelligence that prepares market players to compete well against their toughest competitors on the basis of growth, sales, and other vital factors. One of the important factors in the global Down-The-Hole Bits market report is competitive analysis. The report covers all the key parameters such as product innovation, market strategies of the major players, market share, revenue generation, latest research and development, and market expert views. The Major Manufacturers Covered in this Report:Sandvik, Atlas Copco, Technidrill, Top Drill, Mitsubishi Materials, Boart Longyear, America West Drilling Supply, Rockmore I...

U.K. auto industry under siege as Brexit pressure escalates

LONDON (AP) — Gregory McDonald strides across the spotless factory floor at his company, Goodfish, glowing with pride. He plowed his life savings into the injection-molding equipment that churns out plastic parts for everything from aircraft to sprinkler systems and disposable medical devices. He’s ready to do anything necessary to protect that investment. Worryingly for McDonald, some 30 percent of the parts ultimately go to carmakers who say they will face a catastrophe if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trade. So Goodfish, a nine-year-old company with three plants in England, is preparing to expand in Slovakia, an EU country where Volkswagen, Kia, Peugeot-Citroen and Jaguar Land Rover produce more than 1 million vehicles a year. It’s a pragmatic decision for McDonald, who says he can’t afford to be influenced by sentiment or nationalism. “There’s too much at stake for me, in owning this business, to just stay within Brexitland,” he says at the plant, surrounded by the smell of molten plastic. “And that’s what I decided to do: set up a business in Slovakia. McDonald’s decision illustrates the huge pressures facing Britain’s auto industry while...

Most workout attire on the market today boasts some form of ‘moisture-wicking technology,’ but that doesn’t

Most workout attire on the market today boasts some form of ‘moisture-wicking technology,’ but that doesn’t mean that all leggings are going to be equally good at keeping you dry. In fact, given how ubiquitous the phrase is, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s merely a marketing ploy. That’s why it’s important to know what fabrics to look for so you can find the best moisture-wicking leggings for you. To start, if you see cotton anywhere in the fabric blend, know that the leggings aren’t going to be nearly as effective as removing moisture from the skin compared to leggings made entirely of synthetic fibers. While it may be a breathable fabric, cotton is actually non-wicking, meaning it retains moisture. Case in point, polyester holds on to about 0.4 percent of moisture, while cotton retains 7 percent, according to How Stuff Works. So, for true sweat-wicking leggings, look for ones made with synthetic performance fibers like the aforementioned polyester, or nylon and spandex. Those fibers are also durable and stretchy, so they offer a good range of movement. On your quest to find the perfect pair of moisture-wicking legg...

The MindShift Gear BackLight 26L from Think Tank can hold so much kit that it’s hard

The MindShift Gear BackLight 26L from Think Tank can hold so much kit that it’s hard to imagine needing the 36L version. It’s also well made, with thickly-padded straps, high-quality dividers and plenty of attachment points. It’s a great choice for those heavy-lifting days! The MindShift Gear BackLight 26L’s main compartment opens via a zip in the back section. This makes the backpack nice and secure as the zip can’t be opened while you’re carrying it. Provided that the waistbelt is clipped, you can slip your arms out the straps and swivel the backpack around your body to access this section without having to put the bag down. That’s especially useful in wet or muddy conditions. There’s also a thin elasticated loop that you can slip over your head to keep the back flap out of the way while you find the kit you want. The BackLight 26L’s main compartment can carry a full-frame DSLR such as the Canon 5D Mark IV or Nikon D850 and around 4-6 lenses (including 70-200mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 optics), plus a few accessories. Naturally, if you have a mirrorless camera, you’re likely to be able to squeeze another lens in or a few more accessories.  There’s also a laptop and tablet pock...

Graphite Electrode Market: Industry Analysis, Market Size, Geographical Segmentation, Drivers, Challenges, Trends Forecasts Report 2016-2024

Global “Graphite Electrode Market” is expected to an extensive growth during the forecast period 2018-2023. Graphite Electrode Market report provides in detail analysis of market with revenue growth and future trends. report includes the forecasts, market size, share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players. The market for graphite electrode is anticipated to register a CAGR of 4.46% during the forecast period (2019-2024). The primary raw material used for the production of graphite electrode is needle coke (either petroleum-based or coal-based). – Rising production of iron and steel in emerging countries, and rising availability of steel scrap in China, thereby increasing the usage of electric arc furnaces, are expected to drive the demand for the market, during the forecast period.– Soaring prices of needle coke, resulting in supply tightness, among other restraints, such as limited growth of UHP graphite electrode in China and consolidation of graphite electrode industry, are likely to hinder the market growth.– Rising production of steel through electric arc furnace technology in China is expected to act as an opportunity for the market in the future. Get a Sa...

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This is the final article in our six-part series, and this time we’ll cover the versatile

This is the final article in our six-part series, and this time we’ll cover the versatile world of hammerforming! I’m using the word “hammerforming” in a very particular manner here. Some people think the term applies to any part formed with a hammer. In my definition, hammerforming involves using a form made from a durable material, which could be wood, metal, or plastic. Once the form is made, a piece of sheetmetal is placed over it, clamped, and worked with a hammer until it matches the shape of the form. This is a great way to make parts with details that would be difficult to make freehand, and once the form is completed you can make multiple parts that will be virtually identical. This technique allows even novice metalworkers to make professional-looking parts. There are two general categories of hammerforms,  male and female. A male hammerform keeps the center of the part flat, and is used to make straight or curved flanges on the edges of the part. The corners can have any desired radius and the radius can taper, if desired. A female hammerform keeps the edges flat, while the center of the panel is worked down into a cavity. One example of a part that could be made this...