Montgomery County, MD Resolution

In March 2012, we asked Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal to consider legislation banning use of county funds for purchase of polystyrene. In July 2012, he introduced a resolution to encourage the elimination of polystyrene in County cafeterias. It passed unanimously. Click here for a video clip of the Young Activist Club being recognized for its work. The resolution states:

“The Council supports the elimination of polystyrene foodware in County Government cafeterias and encourages other public and private food service facilities to also consider the elimination of the use of polystyrene foodware.”

The County’s Department of General Services has successfully worked with its food service contractors to eliminate the use of polystyrene at its cafeteria sites. These sites are now using recycled paper products for food containers and plates.