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Single-use plastics ban likely to pass

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                                Food industry leaders are asking for additional time to deplete their current stock of plastic containers before the likelihood of the passage of Bill 40, which would prohibit food vendors from making available plastic forks, spoons, knives, straws or other utensils and plastic foam plates, cups and other containers. A coffee cup made from polystyrene foam lies on the side of a road in Augusta, Maine.

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    Food industry leaders are asking for additional time to deplete their current stock of plastic containers before the likelihood of the passage of Bill 40, which would prohibit food vendors from making available plastic forks, spoons, knives, straws or other utensils and plastic foam plates, cups and other containers. A coffee cup made from polystyrene foam lies on the side of a road in Augusta, Maine.

Oahu would have the strictest single-use plastics ban in the state under a bill that is likely to pass a final vote of the Honolulu City Council on Wednesday. Read more

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