Plastic Pollution, Expanded Polystyrene Foam, Water Quality
January 28 2015

Montgomery County Maryland Bans Disposable Foam Food Containers

by John Weber

Local river cleanups in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and their tributaries have shown that 25% of the pieces of trash picked up are foamed plastic. Much of this of course is takeout food containers so the DC Chapter went to work in Montgomery County, just as they did in Washington DC proper. Trash Free Maryland led the way but the Chapter had their own unique contributions to this  county-wide ban on disposable foamed plastic food containers. The Chapter made great creative materials to drive the point home with fake signage showing foam food containers side by side with normal river wildlife. 

It will be effectinve on January 1, 2016 and along with the recent DC ban on similar items, it will greatly expand the region where foamed food containers are not used!