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Foam Food Containers On their Way Out of County Buildings

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Polystyrene food containers will soon be a thing of the past at buildings and concessions owned or operated by the County of Los Angeles, according to the LA Times.

Yesterday the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of restricting use of the expanded polystyrene containers, typically used for take-out food items.

It's not an outright ban, however. The Board is looking to be a part of a study of the impact of more far-reaching action to curtail use of the product. Supervisor Gloria Molina calls this move "a bold step." A number of California cities and counties already ban foam containers.