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Farewell To Foam Act Proposed

December 8th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Senator Van Hollen’s proposed Farewell to Foam Act would prohibit the sale and distribution of “loose fill” such as packing peanuts, and non-medical disposable coolers in addition to single use food service products beginning in January 2026. In 2019, Maryland became the first state to pass a law ending the use of plastic foam food service products. A study on the impact of that Maryland law found a 65 percent decrease in foam foodware pollution on beaches and waterways in the state. Since then, ten additional states have passed similar measures banning foamware.