Del. Bill Targets Polystyrene Containers, Plastic Stirrers


Polystyrene containers and plastic straws are targeted in new legislation in the Delaware General Assembly. A bill (SB 134) has been introduced that would prohibit restaurants from serving food in containers made of what’s commonly branded Styrofoam. Also, establishments would not provide single-use plastic straws unless requested by the customer. Single-use plastic coffee stirrers, cocktail…

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2.7 Tons of Trash Picked Up From DE Beaches in Coastal Cleanup


This year’s Coastal Cleanup saw 2.7 tons of trash and recyclables picked up from over 68 miles of Delaware waterways and coastlines from Wilmington to Fenwick Island.  1115 volunteers took part.   DNREC officials say over 21,500 pieces of food or beverage-related trash was picked up – including higher than usual numbers of straws, plastic lids…

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