The rules will force consumers to pay more for smaller containers. Under the ban, they would have to buy six 12-ounce cans at an average cost of $7.50 to get an equivalent amount of a $3 2-liter bottle.
Ah yes, let’s force people to pay more money to the soda companies to get the same amount of sugar water in a larger amount of non-biodegradable packaging brought to them by delivery workers who now have to carry more items! Brilliant, Mr. Bloomberg. Brilliant.
Or, as one Lamia Sunti, owner of the swanky West Village club Le Souk Harem, put it, “Oh, my God. Seriously? It’s not like one person is going to be drinking the whole carafe. It’s silly.”