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By Leona Vaughn
WNPA News Service 

Lawmakers move to ban styrofoam food containers in Washington state

Studies suggest styrofoam products pose a threat to the environment and human health.

 
Series: WNPA | Story 25

February 7, 2020



Lawmakers plan to eliminate the use of styrofoam food-service products in Washington state by enacting a bill to stop its sale and distribution.

Senate bill 6213, sponsored by Senator Mona Das, D- Kent, and its companion House Bill 2429 aims to ban the sale and distribution of polystyrene products, also known as styrofoam, in the food service industry.

This bill would apply to food containers, plates, cups, packing peanuts, styrofoam ice coolers, and other food-service products. Containers for raw foods, such as eggs and meat, would be exempt.

“Our widespread use of single-use plastics an...



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