June 2 - Prince George's County Plastic Foam Ban Forum


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Starting July 1, 2016 certain polystyrene foam (more commonly known as Styrofoam) food service containers and loose fill packaging will no longer be permitted to be sold or used in Prince George's County. The plastic foam ban was passed unanimously last spring by the county council as a result of strong collaborative efforts and support from local groups and residents. Similar laws in the other two Anacostia watershed jurisdictions - District of Columbia and Montgomery County - make this ban a major victory for the watershed which continues to be plagued by trash (~20% of what we find at the trash trap on Nash Run is plastic foam and ~50% is single-use beverage containers).

Prince George's County Council Members Lehman, Taveras, and Glaros and the Department of the Environment (DoE) are hosting a forum on June 2 for business owners and others to learn more about the new law including implementation, enforcement, and product alternatives. Please join us! We will be there to speak and share information about trash pollution challenges of the Anacostia River. 

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: Thursday, June 2
Location: 6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737

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