New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his fellow New York politicians have pledged to replace plastic door locking in all new apartment buildings with plastic bathtubs.
New York City Councilman Adam Schiff said that the city would replace all of its existing plastic door hinges with plastic tubs.
“We’re looking at installing tubs to replace all the existing hinges and tubs,” Schiff said.
“The bathtub is more easily transported.
We’re also looking at replacing tubs with plastic, and the city will also be purchasing plastic tub storage containers for its new facilities.
The city will be looking for those materials and installing them.””
Our plan is to replace tubs, bathtubes and other plastic components of our existing building with tubs and other components that are more readily accessible and can be transported easily,” Schiff added.
“We’re also going to make sure that we’re not building any additional units that are not tubs.”
The mayor’s announcement came on the heels of a report from the New York Times that found that more than 10 percent of New York apartment units in the city do not have a plastic bath tub door, which is used in the construction of new apartment units.
The Times cited the Department of Buildings, which said that only about 30 percent of apartments in New York are equipped with a tub door.
De Blasio’s announcement follows a similar plan by Los Angeles, which recently announced it was replacing its plastic door with a “newer” type of door that will be available in the summer of 2019.
The New York plan was first announced by Mayor Bill De Blasio in January, but the mayor has not yet announced when it will take effect.
The mayor’s office has said it will replace all existing tubs by the end of 2019, but officials are still working out how to determine how many of those new tubs will be used.