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LD 289 - Prohibits Use of Foam Containers - Maine Key Vote

Ben Chipman voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Use of Foam Containers

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Use of Foam Containers

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of certain disposable food service containers, effective January 1, 2021.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a store from selling or distributing in the state a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “disposable food service container” as a service ware designed for one-time use, which includes service ware for take-out foods, packaged meat, eggs, bakery products, leftovers from partially consumed meals prepared by food vendors (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “polystyrene foam” as blown polystyrene and expanded or extruded foams using a styrene monomer (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “service ware” as a container, bowl, pate, tray, carton, cup, lid, or other item designed to be used for prepared foods (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (87-51) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Use of Foam Containers

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Yea Votes
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of certain disposable food service containers, effective January 1, 2021.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a store from selling or distributing in the state a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “disposable food service container” as a service ware designed for one-time use, which includes service ware for take-out foods, packaged meat, eggs, bakery products, leftovers from partially consumed meals prepared by food vendors (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “polystyrene foam” as blown polystyrene and expanded or extruded foams using a styrene monomer (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “service ware” as a container, bowl, pate, tray, carton, cup, lid, or other item designed to be used for prepared foods (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Use of Foam Containers

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