"“We have a duty to future generations to clean up the mess that has been made,” said a sponsor of the bill now awaiting the governor’s signature."
"Maryland could soon be the first state to completely ban polystyrene food containers.
The state House of Delegates this week passed a measure to outlaw the disposable foam products, following up on a bill passed by the state Senate earlier this month. The legislation now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan (R), although a spokesperson wouldn’t say whether he’d sign it into law.
“The House just voted to make Maryland the first state to ban foam food containers,” Delegate Brooke Lierman, a sponsor of the bill, wrote on Facebook. “Maryland may be a small state, but we have the chance with this legislation to LEAD the country on eliminating this horrible form of single use plastic from our state. We have a duty to future generations to clean up the mess that has been made ― this bill is an important step!”"