Revised Foam Ban Returning to Hawaii County Council

There’s trouble in paradise. One Hawaii County Council member is reintroducing a bill that would hurt small business by banning polystyrene foam—a popular foodservice material¬.

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Polystyrene Recycling: What You Need to Know

As some states, cities, and communities debate expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam bans, misconceptions and false information inevitably arise. Foam opponents often argue that foam is

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Foam Ban Goes Back To The Drawing Board in Hawaii County

The Hawaii County Council agreed to delay their proposed foam ban yet again. Bill 13, which would prohibit vendors and businesses from dispensing food in

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Hawaii Lawmakers Move to Ban the Use of Polystyrene Foam Containers

Hawaii state lawmakers are looking to advance a ban on the use of polystyrene foam containers from eateries starting in January 2020. Currently the proposed

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Misinformation Leads to Potential Ban in Hawaii

The spread of misinformation about foam has caused a firestorm on the island of Honolulu and has influenced lawmakers in Hawaii to talk about a

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Maui County Councilmembers May Advance Measure to Restrict Foam

At their last meeting, councilmembers from Maui County decided to advance a measure that restricts the use and sale of polystyrene foam containers. The measure

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Hawaii County Council Advances Foam Ban Bill

On May 16, 2016, the Hawaii County Council advanced Bill 140, banning polystyrene takeout containers on the Big Island starting July 1, 2018. The Environmental

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Council sends polystyrene ban out for more consideration

The Hawaii County Council decided on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, to send a proposed polystyrene foam ban to the county’s Environmental Management Commission for its

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Honolulu City Council Stops Proposed Foam Ban

The City Council of Honolulu, Hawaii has decided to halt a vote on a bill that could have a serious economic impact on small businesses.

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Honolulu Businesses Concerned About Proposed Foam Ban

The City Council of Honolulu, Hawaii is currently reviewing a bill that would change the type of single-use foodservice items available throughout the city. Recent

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