Maryland Become First State to Ban Foam Food Containers

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill today (March 12th) to ban the use of foam food containers and cups, making it the first state to ban them entirely.

Baltimore City and other areas of Maryland previously passed laws banning the use of the foam containers, but the new bill covers the entire state. Specifically, the bill bans the use of expanded polystyrene aka EPS containers. Grocery stores, restaurants and other food providers will no longer be able to use them and are given one year to comply to the new rule.

The Maryland State Senate passed the bill last week.

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