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California senate bans Styrofoam


SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — The California senate has voted to ban the use of Styrofoam containers throughout the state. The Senate passed the bill — which would prohibit restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses from packaging items like prepared food in polystyrene foam — by a vote of 21-15. If passed into law, the bill, SB 568, would make California the first state to ban the use of Styrofoam. Currently about 50 jurisdiction

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