Thursday, December 1, 2022

Polystyrene Ban Falls Short of Votes Again

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill to prohibit food vendors from using polystyrene foam food service packaging failed again this week to gain the votes needed to pass the Senate.

SB 705 (B. Allen; D-Santa Monica) would have increased the cost of prepared food, overly burdened the restaurant industry, and threatened the loss of jobs by banning food service containers made from expanded polystyrene foam as of January 1, 2020.

The bill fell short of the votes needed to pass last year, 15-19 on May 31, 2017.

It came closer to passing this year, with a vote of 18-16 on January 30, 2018.

On both votes, there was bipartisan opposition.

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