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Legislative Updates: Hawaiʻi Polystyrene Foam Bans

March 07, 2017

Statewide Foam Ban
SB1109 to ban expanded polystyrene foam (EPS foam), aka “Styrofoam”, from being used by food establishments passed through its first hearing with over 600 testimony submitted in support. This is unprecedented support for a bill! However, this bill may die as the second hearing has not been scheduled. Take action and write a letter or email Senators Roz Baker and Jill Tokuda to encourage them to schedule a hearing. Click here”“> for an easy how-to. 

Good News
The Hawaiʻi Island County Council met to consider Bill #13 to Ban Foam on Hawaiʻi Island, and it passed through the first committee. It will need two more votes before going to the Mayor’s office! For more details on legislation, click here.