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Polystyrene foam cups face widening bans in US cities

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Polystyrene foam cups face widening bans in US cities

December 19, 2012 - 11:44
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ALEXANDRIA, VA, Dec. 19, 2012 (USA Today) -Your coffee shop's cup of Joe may be getting a makeover as more U.S. cities try to curb litter with bans or limits on foam cups and takeout food containers.

The campaign against polystyrene packaging, often known by the brand Styrofoam, is strongest in California where 70 jurisdictions have approved restrictions - 19 this year alone, according to Clean Water Action, an environmental group advocating them. The bans often apply to restaurants and others using disposable cups or containers.

USA Today - Cities ban foam coffee cups and takeout containers

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