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U.S. City Votes to Ban PS

1:03 PM MDT | May 1, 2009

Palo Alto, CA has voted to ban the use of polystyrene (PS) in take-out food packaging. The ban, which goes into effect April 22, 2010, applies to PS products including bowls, cartons containers, cups, and plates, local media reports say. The ban requires businesses to use packaging made of recyclable plastic, paper or other compostable materials, reports add. Separately, California passed a bill last August to ban perfluorooctanoic acid in food packaging (CW, Sept. 1/8, 2008, p...

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