This afternoon the Maui County Council will be deciding whether they should pass IEM-05. This proposed bill would "prohibit the use of disposable polystyrene food service containers by food providers
in the County of Maui."
Put yourself in your council members shoes. Would you pass this bill and why or why not?
Questions to think about:
What are the effects this would have to the consumers and to the restaurants financially?
Are there alternatives to polystyrene containers?
What are the effects on the oceans if this is not passed?
Why is styrofoam and single use plastics bad for our oceans?
How long does it take for styrofoam and plastic to degrade?
Other Students from the Maui Huliau Foundation have already done some research for you. You can get more information from the website that they have built. foamfreefuture.org
You will be writing an email to our Maui County Council Members asking them to either support or reject this bill and why.
Email Addresses (Copy and past these into your email):
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