Polystyrene bans continue to grow in California

08/20/2012

Another California city has put the lid on expanded polystyrene packaging.

The Hermosa Beach City Council has officially approved a ban on polystyrene food packaging, which is expected to impact about 30 businesses in the beach town, including restaurants and grocery stores.

PS foam is a lightweight petroleum-based plastic material commonly used for serving or transporting prepared foods, such as plates, bowls, clam shells and cups.

Many environmental groups view polystyrene as a main cause of beach and ocean pollution. This material breaks down into smaller pieces, and marine wildlife can mistake polystyrene pieces for food....
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