California could become the first state to effectively ban the use of polystyrene foam takeout containers under a bill the state Assembly will review later this summer.
The Senate passed the legislation, Senate Bill 568, last week. It is now scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. Observers expect the legislation to be heard before the summer recess in mid-July so the Assembly can vote on it in August. Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) introduced the measure