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In Maryland, a statewide ban on plastic foam cups and food containers becomes law, but companies have until July 1, 2020, to adhere to the requirement. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Out with plastic straws, up with minimum wage and in with happy-hour ads as new laws take effect in Virginia, Maryland and the District," 28 June 2019 Mills’ signature on the legislation meant that Maine officially became the first state to ban plastic foam packaging. Laura Parker, National Geographic, "Maine passes the U.S.'s first state ban on foam food packaging," 2 May 2019 China has mounted an investigation of more than 1,000 companies to see which Chinese firms violated international law by using trichlorofluoromethane—also known as CFC-11—in plastic foam insulation. John Fialka, Scientific American, "Mystery Solved: Warming Superpollutant Tracked to China," 23 May 2019 The Restaurant Association of Maryland, which opposed the plastic foam ban, has no position yet on straw bans, said Melvin R. Thompson, an association vice president. Lorraine Mirabella,, "More eateries, businesses do away with plastic straws," 13 July 2018 Also outlawed are shredded paper (whether bound in bags or not) and plastic foam. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Do you take recycling seriously? Here's how Sacramento's waste rules are changing," 10 July 2018 Turns out that Chinese manufacturers of the plastic foam used in building insulation are at least partly responsible. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Xiaomi Flop, Brexit Resignation, Formula Lobbying: CEO Daily for July 9, 2018," 9 July 2018 Pompano Beach last year began requiring all city vendors and food providers at city events to avoid putting takeout food in plastic foam clamshells. Anne Geggis,, "Companies, municipalities crack down on plastics," 15 June 2018 New York City is considering a ban on plastic foam food containers, and SeaWorld has banned plastic bags and straws from many of its theme parks. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "'Plastic-free' town congratulates itself with a banner. A plastic banner," 13 June 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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