AB 1866 (Karnette, 2005-06) Polystyrene Packaging Prohibition - Support

Summary. Prohibits the sale, possession or distribution of Expanded Polystyrene food containers (commonly called "Styrofoam") by state facilities beginning January of 2008.

Status. AB 1866 failed passage in the Assembly Appropriations Committee in 2006.

Description. This bill would prohibit a state facility from selling, possessing, or distributing an expanded polystyrene food container on and after January 1, 2008. State agencies would also have to require their prospective bidders to certify that they, and their agents and subsidiaries, would not sell, possess, or distribute expanded polystyrene food containers. The chapter would apply to the campuses of the University of California only upon the approval of the Board of Regents of the University of California.


Californians Against Waste (sponsor)
California Refuse Removal Council
Natural Resources Defense Council
Planning and Conservation League
Sierra Club California


American Chemistry Council
California Chamber of Commerce
California Manufacturers and Technology Association
California Restaurant Association
Foodservice & Packaging Institute
Polystyrene Packaging Council
Styrene Information Research Center
Western Fairs Association

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