Maui County Council to Consider Polystyrene Ban

SUBMIT TESTIMONY SUPPORTING A BAN ON POLYSTYRENE FOOD CONTAINERS


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On Monday, July 28, 2014 at 1:30PM, the Infastructure and Environmental Management Committee will consider a bill to ban the use and sale of polystyrene disposable food service containers. 

The bill would prohibit food establishments and vendors from using or selling polystyrene food containers.  Polystyrene, commonly referred to as STYROFOAM, is used on Maui for plate lunches and as take-out containers.  However, polystyrene often ends up as litter or marine debris and is ingested by marine animals and birds.  It does not biodegrade and can exist in landfills for thousands of years.  

The bill also includes exemptions for prepared foods packaged outside the county and polystyrene foam coolers and ice chests that are specifically designed for multiple re-use.

The public is encouraged to provide oral testimony supporting the ban on Monday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber in Wailuku.  

You can also sign the petition or email testimony to IEM.committee@mauicounty.us