(AP) — In this July 28, 2011 photo, Styrofoam is dumped in a recycling machine at the DART Container Corp., plant in Lodi, Calif.
A measure by state Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, if approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would prohibit restaurants, grocery stores and other venders from dispensing food in expanded polystyrene containers, commonly known as Styrofoam, beginning in 2016. DART, which makes Styrofoam food containers and employs about 600 people in the state is against the measure saying some Styrofoam containers can be recycled and made into other products. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Read more at Calif. Could Be First To Ban Styrofoam Containers