The Anacostia Pollution Prevention Act of 2013 would prevent the sale and use of styrofoam

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 4:53pm

Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed  legislation to the DC City Council, The “Anacostia Pollution Prevention Act of 2013."  The legislation would prohibit the sale, use, or provision of polystyrene containers for food services and encourage the use of compostable or recyclable containers. Through regulation, the Mayor would define the range of compostable and recyclable materials the could be used for food services. Reducing the use of polystyrene, which cannot be recycled or composted, will help clean the Anacostia and other waterways of polystyrene trash.

Mike Bolinder, Anacostia Riverkeeper, interviewed about Mayor Gray's proposed ban on styrofoam in the District.