Another sign of the times, Hawaii has taken action to ban EPS Foam containers often used in restaurants and by other vendors in January 2019. In addition, the bill would make vendors explain proper disposal of non-reusable food containers to their customers.

Styrofoam container bans are already in effect for other portions of Hawaii, including Maui County and Hawaii County. They are currently being considered by Honolulu City Council.

From Hawaii News Now:

The measure has strong support from the Surfrider Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines, the Sierra Club, and the Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

Environmentalists say polystyrene foam is one of the least recycled plastics and can persist in the environment for more than a million years.

They say these single-use products are slow to break down chemically and instead fragment into small pieces and are eaten by animals.

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