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Hawaii County officials propose scaled back Styrofoam ban

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Though a proposed ban was already tabled in June, Hawaii County Council members are again pushing for a ban on expanded polystyrene products, more commonly known as Styrofoam.

West Hawaii Today reports that Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille plans to propose a modified version of the earlier legislation that would only prohibit the county and county vendors from using foam products.

The original proposal, Bill 140, stalled after a 4-4 vote and would have banned foam containers across Hawaii Island.

Many arguments against Bill 140 had focused on the negative impact it would have on county businesses, but Wille argues the updated version assuages those issues by only impacting county facilities.

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