A Baltimore City Council committee voted Tuesday morning to advance a ban on polystyrene foam food and drink containers, setting up the environmental measure for likely final passage in coming weeks.
The idea of a ban has been considered before but failed to advance. The current version waited many months to get a hearing, but began moving forward last week.
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke credited new council members elected in 2016 for the change in the measure’s prospects.
“These new people, they sure get things done,” Clarke said.
The committee vote was 7-0.
The ban has seven co-sponsors and City Council President Bernard...