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Meeting on Proposed Restrictions on Polystyrene Set for May 8

May 3, 2017, 3:45 PM HST · Updated May 4, 5:23 AM
Nikki Schenfeld · 16 Comments
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The Maui County Council has scheduled a special council meeting for Monday, May 8, at 9 a.m. to receive testimony and presentations on the proposed restrictions on polystyrene food service containers, Council Chair Mike White announced today.

he Maui County Council has scheduled a special council meeting on Monday, May 8 at 9 a.m. to receive testimony and presentations on the proposed restrictions on polystyrene food service containers. Photo Courtesy

The council will consider Bill 127 (2016), which would restrict the use or sale of polystyrene food service containers in the County of Maui. A copy of the measure, along with additional information, is available here.

  • Presentations are anticipated from the following:
  • Cheryl King, Sharkastics
  • Megan Lamson, Hawaii Wildlife Fund
  • Lynn Dyer, Foodservice Packaging Institute
  • Kerry Flickner, Waste Solutions for Foodservice Sustainability Solutions
  • Dr. George Cruzan, ToxWorks
  • Dr. Hillary Young, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Douglas McCauley, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Ruth Lunn, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Further presentations may be received from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration.

Testimony can also be emailed to county.clerk@mauicounty.us referencing Bill 127 (2016).

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.

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