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Rensselaer County Legislature may push for state Styrofoam ban

September 10, 2019 10:35 AM

The Rensselaer County Legislature will consider urging the state to ban Styrofoam.

The proposal says a ban would protect and improve quality of life.

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The legislature will not be banning Styrofoam products in the county, but will urge the state to consider the ban.

Styrofoam plates and cups do not break down. Over the course of a year, worldwide, the amount of Styrofoam produced will create 2.3 million tons of landfill waste.

Advocates for Styrofoam products say that Styrofoam cups keep beverages warmer for longer. They say it is cheap to produce and more affordable for some people.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Rensselaer County Office Building.

To hear about the proposal, click on John Craig's report. 

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