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Hawaii, New Jersey Propose Tough Statewide Plastics, Styrofoam Bans

FOX News reports the two states are considering some of the toughest bans on single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers in the country.

Hawaii and New Jersey are considering some of the most stringent bans on plastic bags and Styrofoam containers in the country.

According to a FOX News report, New Jersey’s proposed measure would ban Styrofoam beverage and food containers and plastic bags and straws from all retailers and restaurants in the state. Hawaii’s proposed Senate bill would not only ban Styrofoam containers but nearly all plastic from fast food and full-service restaurants, including drink bottles, utensils, straws, stirring sticks and even garbage bags, according to the report.

Both proposals are making their way through their respective state senates.

FOX News has more information:

Legislators in Hawaii and New Jersey are considering the toughest statewide plastic and Styrofoam bans in the country, in moves that could usher in a wave of anti-plastic legislation.

New Jersey’s proposed law would ban Styrofoam beverage and food containers, plastic bags and plastic straws from all retailers and restaurants in the state.

“The goal here was not just to clean up litter but to deal with litter that is not biodegradable,” New Jersey Sen. Linda Greenstein, co-sponsor of S2776, told Fox News.

Read the full article here.

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