Amend the Laws Banning Polystyrene Foam To Exclude Packaging for Meat, Poultry, Fish, Seafood and Eggs

Last updated: Jun 18, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative John Martin, House 151
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1631



UPDATE: The committee amended the bill with a 4 year sunset and passed it unanimously.

UPDATE: The bill has passed the House and Senate and awaits action by Governor Mills.

UPDATE: The bill was signed by Governor Mills and takes effect immediately.


Current law prohibits the processing, preparation, sale or provision of food or beverages by certain establishments in or on a polystyrene foam disposable food service container. This bill, which is emergency legislation, amends the definition of "disposable food service container" under that law to exclude service ware used to contain, transport or otherwise package raw, uncooked or butchered meat, poultry, fish, seafood or eggs. It also clarifies the meaning of "service ware" as used under that law.