Calif.’s proposed polystyrene ban could pack costly punch

Calif.’s proposed polystyrene ban could pack costly punch

SACRAMENTO Calif. —Restaurant operators in California are gearing up for what some have dubbed “Foam Fight 2009,” as law-makers consider legislation that could make California the first state to ban the use of polystyrene foam and nonrecyclable disposable foodservice containers.

Polystyrene foam is a plastic commonly known by the brand name Styrofoam, one of the most inexpensive food container materials available.

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