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Write to your Maryland legislators to urge support for the following Sierra Club priority legislation -- HB 109 & SB 285The bill, sponsored by Delegate Lierman and Senator Kagan, will ban disposable single-use food containers made from expanded polystyrene (commonly referred to as styrofoam), beginning in 2020.
Plastic pollution is overwhelming our oceans. If we continue on our present course, there likely will be more plastic than fish (by weight) floating in the Earth’s seas within 30 years.
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) food containers are a major contributor. EPS is nearly indestructible and is not recyclable. EPS litter breaks into tiny pieces, absorbs toxic chemicals, and is mistaken for food by marine life, injuring and killing fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.
Several counties and cities in Maryland have successfully banned EPS food containers. Now the ban should be made statewide.To volunteer, email email@example.com.Be sure to register for our Annual Lobby Night in Annapolis on February 25th!
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