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Proposed Styrofoam Ban to Be Discussed by County Committee Today

A Montgomery County Council committee is scheduled to discuss today a bill that would ban the use of styrofoam as packaging for most food products.photo of polystyrene food containers

The meeting is to be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room before the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Roger Berliner and includes Councilmembers Nancy Floreen and Hans Riemer. The bill, whose chief sponsor is Riemer and which is co-sponsored by Councilmembers George Leventhal and Marc Elrich, would prohibit the use of certain expanded polystyrene (styrofoam) packaging for food products.

Styrofoam Ban Goes Into Effect This Year

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This year marks the start of a complete ban on the use of styrofoam products in Montgomery County. Take-out containers, bowls, cups,  plates, trays, egg cartons and any other products made of styrofoam are banned for use within the county from January 1, 2016. Signed into law in January of last year, the ban prohibits the […]

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Proposed Styrofoam Ban to Be Discussed by County Committee Today

photo of polystyrene food containers

A Montgomery County Council committee is scheduled to discuss today a bill that would ban the use of styrofoam as packaging for most food products. The meeting is to be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room before the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Roger Berliner […]

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Councilmembers Want to Ban Styrofoam

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Montgomery County Councilmembers George Leventhal and Hans Riemer are expected to introduce a bill Tuesday that could change the way you get your take-out food or even host your next picnic. The bill, set to be introduced by the Councilmembers at 11 a.m,  requires the use of recyclable packaging in food service packaging and prohibits […]

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Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.

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