Tuesday, 14 May 2019 11:49

Bangor OKs ban on polystyrene food containers

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BANGOR - City councilors approved a ban Monday night on polystyrene food and drink containers.

 

Councilor members passed the ordinance banning styrofoam containers in a 5-3 vote.

 

Beginning in January of next year, businesses will no longer be allowed to use polystyrene to package food or drinks.

 

Businesses that violate the ban will face a fine of $100 to $200 dollars for the first offense. For a second offense, that fine will be raised to $250 to $500.

 

A similar statewide ban goes into effect in 2021.