MD House of Delegates passes foam food container ban

By: David M. Higgins II, Owner/Publisher,The Southern Maryland Chronicle

Annapolis, MD- At 11:21 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Maryland moved inches closer to becoming the first state to ban foam food containers in restaurants, supermarkets and other food providers. In what is dubbed “Crossover Week” in the Maryland General Assembly, this bill HB-109 Environment- Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Products- Prohibitions was passed 97-38. THose voting for the Districts comprising of Southern Maryland:

  • Nay: Morgan, Clark, Fisher
  • Yay: Crosby, Jackson, Proctor, David, Patterson and Wilson.

The Maryland Senate voted 34-13 on March 5 to pass the foam food product ban. This bill also bans retail sale in the State of Maryland. The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Larry Hogan for veto or signing.

This is a developing story.