Council women Mary Lehman and Dannielle Glaros in the Prince George’s House Delegation have sponsored a bill CB-5-2015 to ban the polystyrene or styrofoam. This is something that other localities like Montgomery County and D.C. have enacted .
Styrofoam is known to be one of the most enduring materials we produce. For all its faults, a bleached white paper napkin will decompose in a month. Even a plastic-coated milk carton will decompose after a few years. But Styrofoam, made of a polystyrene-based petroleum product that does not biodegrade, will last forever.
The City Council will consider a resolution supporting the bill at tomorrow’s Council meeting.