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Baltimore mayor signs bans on foam food containers and offering sugary drinks on kids' menus

Baltimore mayor signs bans on foam food containers and offering sugary drinks on kids' menus

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh signed a pair of bills at a City Hall ceremony Thursday imposing new rules on how food and drink gets sold.

One bill bans the use of foam food and drink containers in the city and the other stops restaurants from offering sodas and other sugary drinks as part of children’s menus.

Both measures passed the City Council unanimously in March. The mayor’s signatures represent small victories on public health and the environment for the younger, more progressive council elected in 2016.

The container ban outlaws the material...

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