New Hampshire

Let’s Ban Foam Food Packaging in New Hampshire!

Active | December 06 2019

Plastic Pollution

The New Hampshire Chapter is working with our Northeast Regional Manager to support the passage of a law that would ban polystyrene foam food packaging statewide!

New Hampshire House Representative Judith Spang has introduced a bill that would ban polystyrene foam food packaging statewide! 

HB1564 came to hearing in the House on Thursday, 1/23/20 at 11AM before the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee, Legislative Office Building, Room 302, 33 N State St, Concord, NH 03301. 

On March 11, 2020, the House voted to advance the bill favorably forward to the Senate, with slight amendment. See how your NH House Representative voted here, and consider sending an email of thanks or concern! 

Don't forget to fill out this online form to let Governor Sununu know that you want his support for this bill, which is a smart step forward for New Hampshire to take in the footsteps of our neighbors in Vermont and Maine to best protect our environment and human health. Given that the city of Portsmouth passed local legislation in 2019 to ban foam foodware citywide, set to take effect on 12-31-20, the State has a great opportunity to support what residents clearly want by passing HB1564! 

YOU CAN HELP!

Write to your NH State House Representative asking for support of our recommendations on HB1564! Email for contact details or to be added to a listserv for New Hampshire residents interested in reducing plastic pollution.

Thank you!

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