Thursday, April 4, 2019

House Environmental Committee Holds April 8 Info Meeting On Consequences Of Polystyrene Ban In PA

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold an informational meeting April 8 discussing polystyrene in Pennsylvania and the consequences of a statewide ban.
Presenters expected to offer comments are-- -- Walter A. Reiter, III, EPS Industry Alliance -- Abby Foster, PA Chemical Industry Council -- John Feraco, NOVA Chemicals Corporation -- Paul Poe, Dart Container Corporation
Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) introduced House Bill 627 this session to ban polystyrene food packaging to reduce litter and to prevent microscopic particles of the material to “migrate to our waterways, poisoning aquatic wildlife that mistake the small particles for food.”  (sponsor summary)
Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) sent around a co-sponsor memo in January announcing his intention to reintroduce a companion bill this session-- Senate Bill 1233 last session.
The meeting will be held in Room G-50 of the Irvis Building starting at 10:00 a.m.   Click Here to watch the meeting online.
Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) serves as Majority Chair of the House Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-783-1707 or sending email to: Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-7647 or sending email to:
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