HB 165, by Rep. Marilyn Marler (D-Missoula), requires the food, restaurant and hospitality industries in the state to phase out the use of styrofoam starting in 2022. Styrofoam is harmful to public health when it is produced as well as when harmful pollutants leach into our food and water supply; it also creates a waste stream that doesn’t break down in the environment.
Heard in the House Business and Labor committee on January 28th. Tabled in committee. Likely dead.