Lawmakers to revisit California Styrofoam ban

State policy-makers will pick up bill to outlaw the material in 2012

Legislation that would have made California the first state to ban the use of polystyrene foam food containers in restaurants was shelved last week, but lawmakers say they will revisit the bill in early 2012.

Senate Bill 568, which would have required foodservice operators to phase out their use of polystyrene containers by January 2016, passed the state Senate and two committees of the Assembly. It was scheduled to come before the full Assembly for a vote last week, but bill authors d

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