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Maryland County Bans Polystyrene Food Containers, Packing Peanuts

The Montgomery (Maryland) County Council has unanimously enacted a bill that bans the use and sale of certain expanded polystyrene food service products and the sale of certain polystyrene packing materials in the county. In its stead, the bill will require the use of compostable or recyclable alternatives.

The bill will prohibit the use and sale of polystyrene foam food service products and the sale of polystyrene loose fill packaging, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The bill also requires the use of compostable or recyclable single-use disposable food service ware by the county government and its contractors by Jan. 1, 2016; for private businesses effective Jan. 1, 2017.

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