Update Baltimore ban on single-use EPS on hold
“A proposal to make Maryland the first state to ban polystyrene foam is facing rejection”
By Scott Dance
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STATE – MARYLAND (Legislative)
The 438th Legislative Session began on January 10th and ended on April 9th. The following bills were considered by the house and senate during this legislative session:
Prohibiting a person from selling in the State a certain expanded polystyrene food service product on or after January 1, 2019; prohibiting certain food service businesses and certain schools from selling or providing food in certain expanded polystyrene food service products on or after January 1, 2019; requiring a county health department to impose certain penalties for violations of the Act; requiring a county health department to notify the Department of the Environment of certain violations; etc. (Cross-filed with )
– House: Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation); Senate: Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m. (Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs). Stalled in committee.
CITY OF BALTIMORE (Legislative)
For the purpose of prohibiting food service facilities from using disposable food service ware made from polystyrene foam; defining certain terms; imposing certain penalties; providing for a special effective date, and generally relating to the use of polystyrene foam products for food service purposes.