Petition to ban the use of Styrofoam takeout containers in York, Maine restaurants

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We are a group of students from York High School in York, Maine. For the final project in our Advanced Political and Legal Studies class, we are working to pass an ordinance to ban the use of polystyrene at restaurants in the Town of York; specifically the use of Styrofoam takeout containers of any kind.


The recent bag ban in York was a huge victory in the fight to reduce plastic waste, but it was only the stepping off point for further change. Eliminating Styrofoam takeout containers from local restaurants is a great next move. Polystyrene is more harmful to both the environment and human health than regular plastics; they take more time on average to decompose and contain carcinogens, which are toxins that cause cancer. Every Styrofoam takeout box will exist in the environment for at least 500 years. We have an obligation to join towns like Kennebunk, South Portland, and Freeport to limit the use of polystyrene foam containers and preserve our coastal environment for future generations.


Please sign our petition to voice your support for our cause!



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