This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Foam Party: CA Lawmakers Consider State Styrofoam Ban
California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make the Golden State the first to institute a full ban on restaurants and eateries serving food and beverages in Styrofoam containers, reports ABC Local.
Sen. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, the bill's author, says "there are other biodegradable materials that could replace Styrofoam containers and they are not more expensive," notes ABC Local. 47 cities already have similar bans in place. If approved, the statewide NO STYROFOAM ban would go into effect in the futuristic sounding year of 2014.