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1. Expand on the polystyrene foam ban adopted in 2018 to eliminate other single-use plastic and
paper products coated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Require reusable foodware at
2. Encourage use of reusable “to-go” boxes for takeout food by promoting services offered by the
private sector, and/or through economic development tools such as low interest loans and permitting
assistance for entrepreneurs offering these services.
3. Adopt minimum recycled content requirements for manufacturers to reduce extraction of new
materials and build local markets for recycled materials.
1. Adopt ordinances or support State law to require businesses that sell hard-to-recycle products or
use hard-to-recycle packaging to take those back at their stores. Other municipalities have
successfully implemented this policy for mattresses, cigarette butts, household hazardous wastes
and discarded electronics. Stores work through Product Stewardship Organizations organized for
each industry that are responsible for managing the materials collected and ensuring their reuse,
recycling, or composting.
Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste