The Fairhaven Board of Health and Sustainability Committee have partnered to explore the use and sale of single-use plastic and polystyrene (Styrofoam) products. Surveys have been emailed to Fairhaven food establishments and retailers so we can consider the input of our town’s respected merchants as we discuss the hazards these materials present and how they impact their business.
Single-use plastic and polystyrene products are hazardous to human and environmental health. Reducing and/or eliminating our use of these products is essential to protecting ourselves from microplastics accumulating in our agricultural soil, the seafood we eat, and our water supply. Plastics like polystyrene can leach carcinogenic chemicals and toxic additives into the environment and the human body, increasing the risks of developing illnesses like cancer. Numerous cities and towns have banned polystyrene and enacted bylaws to reduce single-use plastics.
If you are a business owner who would like to participate in this survey and have not received the email, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and request one. We would like to have as many responses as possible by November 27, 2022.
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