Polystyrene ban would devastate Maine’s lobster industry

August 15, 2018

I want to notify you about a proposal that could have a devastating impact on Maine’s iconic lobster industry. It’s a classic example of a well-intentioned effort going awry and hurting people it’s supposed to help. I’m talking about how municipalities like New York City have recently moved to ban polystyrene foam, including Styrofoam, products from being used. There have been attempts to get Maine’s legislature to implement a statewide ban as well, but those efforts have failed, mostly due to the extreme impact a ban would have on restaurants and the lobster industry.

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