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D.C. bans Styrofoam and Montgomery County Looking to Follow

Dec 04, 2014 07:26PM
In July, the D.C. City Council signed into law a ban on polystyrene food-packaging, commonly known as Styrofoam, beginning January 1, 2016. This new law also requires food service providers to use to-go containers that are either compostable or recyclable the following year. With this move to ban polystyrene trash, Washington, D.C. has joined with other “green” cities such as Seattle and Portland.

This trend is now moving into Maryland, as the Montgomery County Council is reviewing a similar law, with the added ban on polystyrene packaging peanuts. Stay tuned for the latest on this countywide law in the coming months.


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