Some New York State lawmakers are making a point to get rid of these from all restaurants in the state ASAP. Assemblyman Tom Abinanti says he has written legislation which would make it illegal for restaurants to use styrofoam containers for 'doggy bags' in New York.

The bill is up for debate this coming January.

Abinanti says the plastic chemicals used in the containers are bad for the environment because they don't decompose and are hard to recycle. He says his bill is intended to get restaurants to use other, more environmentally friendly packages for leftovers.

According to AuburnPub:

Many restaurants have already started using other alternatives to Styrofoam. Abinanti says New York state should be a leader in the effort to reduce the use of the product.