Ban Styrofoam

FINAL HEARING FOR Kauai's styrofoam ban

Kauai County Bill 2775 Draft 3 will ban the use and sale of polystyrene foam food service containers.


Kauai County Bill 2775 draft 3 is being heard on Wednesday 9th September, 2020.

Please send testimony by 7:30am Wednesday 9th September
email to: counciltestimony@kauaicounty.gov

To sign up for oral testimony via Zoom please call (808) 241 4188.

Bill 2775 Draft 3: Restricting the use and sale of polystyrene foam food service containers.  The Bill would ban food vendors from providing prepared food to customers in disposable food service ware made from polystyrene foam (aka “styrofoam”) and generally prohibits the sale or provision of polystyrene foam food service ware by food vendors effective January 1, 2022.  Also the Bill incorporates some exemptions and sets up a process to enforce the legislation as suggested by the Director.

Sample testimony

To: Chair Kaneshiro, Vice-Chair Kagawa, and Members of the Kauai County Council
From: (your first and last name)
Re: Bill 2775 Restricting the Use and Sale of Polystyrene Foam Food Service Containers
Hearing: Wednesday 9th September, 2020 at 8:30am

Aloha Chair Kaneshiro, Vice-Chair Kagawa and Council Members,

My name is __________ I am writing in strong support of Bill 2775 Draft 3 restricting the use and sale of polystyrene foam food service containers.

(Write about why you think it is important to ban the sale and use of polystyrene. Why is polystyrene harmful? Have you seen it in the ocean or on beaches? What are the health effects? What are some of the solutions?)

Please pass this bill. Thank you for this opportunity to provide written testimony in strong support of Bill 2775 Draft 3.

Mahalo,
(your name)












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