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Md. should ban certain foam packaging

Md. should ban certain foam packaging

It’s that time of year — a time for leftovers. Whether it’s carryout from your favorite restaurant, a quick drive-through meal on your way between errands or a plate of leftovers from a holiday party, we carry meals in a variety of packaging. However, not all food packaging is created equal.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, more commonly known as Styrofoam, poses several unique and insidious threats to the health of our waterways and our communities. Unlike other forms of trash, EPS foam is impossible to fully clean up once it is thrown away. It is a petroleum-based product that does not biodegrade. Instead, it crumbles and breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces each time it is...

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