Connecticut

Let’s Ban EPS in Connecticut!

Loss | June 05 2019

Plastic Pollution

The Connecticut Chapter worked with our Northeast Regional Manager to help pass a ban on expanded polystyrene foam food containers in the State of Connecticut.

House Bill 5384 proposed to ban expanded polystyrene foam food containers in the State of Connecticut.

The public hearing for House Bill 5384 was held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 9AM, and our CT chapter chair was present to support the bill (view our testimony here). On 3/25/19, the Committee voted favorably 21 to 8 to send a substitute forward. 

On May 21, the House passed the bill on a vote of 121 to 23! The bill was then sent to the senate, and os of today, 6/5/19, no action has been taken by the Senate. 

Unfortunately, the bill was never called to the floor for a vote before adjournment and it did not get absorbed into another bill, and so it is dead for this session. We fully anticipate the bill to resurface in the next session -so please stay tuned!

In the meantime, you can email our fearless chapter chair, Jack Egan, to get on board.

Thank you for your help!

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Not sold on why EPS is bad? Check out this resource for more info: Rise Above Plastics Program

Plastic Pollution

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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