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By LEONA VAUGHNN
WNPA News Service 

Lawmakers move to ban styrofoam containers

 

February 19, 2020



Lawmakers plan to eliminate the use of styrofoam food-service products in Washington state by enacting a bill to stop its sale and distribution.

Senate bill 6213, sponsored by Senator Mona Das, D- Kent, and its companion House Bill 2429 aim to ban the sale and distribution of polystyrene products, also known as styrofoam, in the food service industry.

This bill would apply to food containers, plates, cups, packing peanuts, styrofoam ice coolers, and other food-service products. Containers for raw foods, such as eggs and meat, would be exempt.

“Our widespread use of single-use plastics and styrofoam … is unsustainable,” Das said at an earlier Senate Environment, Energy, and Technolog...



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