30 August 2011

Styrofoam-ban in California?

Bill was introduced to ban non-biodegradable Styrofoam containers

Certain to-go containers could get the heave-ho if a California bill is passed into law.

A bill has been introduced in California that would ban restaurants, grocery stores and other vendors from packaging food in non-biodegradable Styrofoam containers beginning in 2016. The bill was introduced by Democratic state Senator Alan Lowenthal in an effort to reduce litter from take-out food. Though many California cities have similar bans on the non-biodegradable containers, if passed into law this bill would be the first state-wide measure against Styrofoam in the U.S.

… More at newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/30/california-lawmakers-might-ban-styrofoam-containers/

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Source: Time Newsfeed, 2011-08-30.

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