USA: Honolulu City Council to consider ban on polystyrene foam food service containers

30 June 2014

On June 4, two Honolulu City Council members introduced a bill requiring that all disposable food service containers used in the county be compostable. In other words, the bill bans the use of all polystyrene foam food service containers.
An online petition drive on was also launched to bolster public support for the measure. The petition states, ‘Polystyrene foam containers are still made with the carcinogen styrene and do not break down safely, leaving our beaches and land scattered with toxic foam bits and endangering species that try to consume the foam’. If approved, the ordinance would take effect on January 1, 2016 (State Recycling Laws Update, 6 June 2014).
Click here for the bill (133 kB).
Click here for the online petition.

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