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Food Packaging Bans in Mass

By Jeff Cole
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Here we go again.  Another politician has decided to make it hard for local food service businesses to prosper and grow by imposing bans on the types of food packaging they may use.  This time in the state of Massachusetts.  It ironic because if you read this Senator’s biography, part of it says “…focusing on economic growth, expansion and initiatives…”.  If he really did the homework on this he’d realize by banning PS foam items, he’s forcing small businesses to choose alternative packaging that is sometimes 3 times as expensive.  Instead of me rambling on about the negatives of this awful and job killing bill that will do nothing but increase pressure on small businesses and trade one type of litter for another.  I’ll instead defer to the American Chemistry Council who have written a very well thought out and thorough opposition letter to this toxic legislation.