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City Council Considers Ban on Foam Food Containers

Posted May 29th, 2014 @ 3:09pm

The Honolulu City Council is considering banning polystyrene or foam food containers. Councilman Stanley Chang introduced the bill Wednesday. He says it will protect both consumers and the environment. The bill would require food containers to be compostable. "Compostable" is defined as a product that contains materials that "will break down into usable compost in a safe and timely manner without leaving any toxic residue. Food vendors gave mixed opinions.  

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