|Posted:||January 29, 2019 02:05 PM|
|From:||Representative Tim Briggs|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Protecting Our Environment from Pollution|
|While driving along a highway, have you ever noticed food and beverage containers, such as Styrofoam, littering the side of the road?
When left outside in the sun, wind and rain, these containers typically disintegrate into microscopic particles which eventually migrate to our waterways, poisoning aquatic wildlife that mistake the small particles for food.
My legislation would prohibit food establishments from using these products as temporary packaging for prepared foods. This prohibition is intended to reduce the amount of this harmful material, while encouraging the use of alternatives, such as paper or fiber containers that are more naturally biodegradable.
Please join me in making the choice to protect our environment from plastic pollution.
Previous Co-Sponsors (House Bill 2560 from 2017-2018): J. SOLOMON, C. RABB, T. MURT, R. YOUNGBLOOD, M. SCHLOSSBERG, J. MCNEILL, A. DELUCA, M. BRADFORD, C. HILL-EVANS, B. SIMS, M. DALEY, H. TAI, M. MADDEN, R. FREEMAN, L. KRUEGER, T. DAVIS, E. ROE, S. KINSEY, A. RAVENSTAHL, M. O'BRIEN, K. BOYLE, G. VITALI, M. CARROLL, C. COMITTA, P. HARKINS, P. SCHWEYER, D. MILLER, D. FRANKEL, J. WHEATLEY, M. DEAN, M. DAVIDSON, J. GALLOWAY, D. BULLOCK, AND J. ROEBUCK
Introduced as HB627