Category: polystyrene


Unique Partnerships on the Pathway to Prevention

In a fresh take on “the cleanup event,” we’re connecting with new partners and stakeholders as we strive to prevent litter and protect our waterways.

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Measuring Effectiveness of Policy: Designing Evaluation Methodology for the Baltimore City EPS Foam Ban

Written by Molly Cook, Graduate student with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing

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EPS Foam Bans in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis: Recap

Read on to find out what happened, and what did not happen, to the EPS foam bans in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.

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Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis Introduce EPS Foam Bans

Amid the disappointing failure of the Maryland General Assembly to pass a statewide ban on EPS foam, Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis step up to join the growing list of jurisdictions in Maryland that recognize how harmful this product is.

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Statewide EPS Foam Ban Explodes into Millions of Tiny Pieces Upon Death in the MD General Assembly

Learn the ins and outs of what happened to the EPS foam ban this legislative session.

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Be a Trash Free Restaurant!

Plastic pollution is an increasingly complex problem with dangerous ramifications for the safety of drinking water, aquatic ecosystems, and public health. Twenty-three percent of plastic materials in landfills in the United States come from food containers and food packaging, and…

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The most toxic food packaging

We need your help to reduce plastic pollution in Maryland!

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Polystyrene ban introduced in Montgomery County

Yesterday Montgomery County councilmembers Hans Riemer and George Leventhal introduced Bill 41-14, to ban polystyrene foam food packaging starting in 2016. The bill is similar to one passed this summer in Washington, DC, giving the measure even greater environmental impact…

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DC bans the foam

It’s summer, so we’ll take a short trip to the south… In a marathon session before summer recess, the DC Council held its final vote today on the Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2013, unanimously passing 11 environmental measures, most…

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Baltimore polystyrene ban passes out of committee

The Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee of the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously today in favor of a measure that would ban disposable food-service foam containers from restaurants and city facilities. The ban would extend to cups, plates, dishes, bowls,…

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