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YOU can help California make restaurants foam free! Learn more:

YOU can help California make restaurants foam free! Learn more:

YOU can help California make restaurants foam free! August 29 2011 | Rise Above Plastics , by Bill Hickman Last week SB 568 advanced through the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee and will be voted on by the full Assembly floor before September 9th! This is a huge step forward for the bill to eliminate polystyrene foam containers from restaurants statewide. Surfrider Foundation is a co-sponsor of this bill with Clean Water Action because we see the impact that foam litter has on our waterways, beaches and ocean. It's a top item picked up at bleach cleanups throughout the state and a major contributor to the North Pacific Garbage Patch which is turning our oceans into a plastic soup. In addition to our main concerns, styrene, a chemical used in foam manufacturing, was recently added to U.S. health department's list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer...

Full article: http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/you-can-help-...

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