After the successful campaign our Chapter helped win in the summer of 2014, where the City of Portland banned EPS foam food packaging, the 127th Maine State Legislature considered a bill that would ban EPS foam food packaging in the state!
The Chapter rallied to support this important bill but had a tough battle to fight, considering the layout of the administration. Unfortunately, the bill didn't make it.
Read about how the bill died and see how YOUR legislators voted by visiting: http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?LD=468&SessionID=11 (read the text here: LD 468, An Act To Prohibit the Use of Certain Disposable or Polystyrene Food Service Containers).
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