Plastic Free Delaware has been working to reduce the use of polystyrene containers by the restaurant industry and is building support for legislation which would restrict its use.
Gratefully excerpted from Jan Dell, The Last Beach Cleanup
HIGHLIGHTED NEWS, APRIL 2019: Several states are just steps away from banning foam containers: Maryland, Maine, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey among those vying to pass first-in-the-nation policy
US Chemical/Plastics Industry:
US Regulatory: Californians Against Waste (CAW) website summarizes harms of polystyrene and local bans. NCEL website has a map of proposed US plastics-related legislation including polystyrene. New York City Sanitation Department Determination for Recyclability of Food-Service Foam is a superb reference (link here).
Global News: Updated Survey Global EPS Foam Container Laws
Fast Food Companies: Updated Survey of use of EPS Foam – Plastic Pollution Coalition’s Global Fast Food Plastic Survey.
US Colleges: Updated Survey of use of EPS Foam – The Last Beach Cleanup’s U.S. College Plastic Survey.
EPS Foam Container Harms:
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