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Maryland Becomes 2nd State To Ban Styrofoam Containers

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland becomes the second state in the country to ban styrofoam food containers.

Governor Hogan allowed the bill to become law without his signature.

It prohibits restaurants, grocery stores and other food providers from using styrofoam containers because of their harmful impact on the environment.

Styrofoam doesn't break down and often ends up in the Chesapeake Bay or in the ocean. The ban goes into effect next year.

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