Delaware is moving to ban polystyrene. (Photo by Caleb Lucas on Unsplash)

Polystyrene ban passes House committee

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

On Wednesday, the House Health & Human Development Committee approved a bill that would ban polystyrene containers in most businesses across the state, with seven voting in favor and two voting on its merits. Senate Bill 51, which previously passed the Senate 14 to 5, would ban beverage, cocktail picks and sandwich picks made of plastic, and food packaging made …

2022 Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Sign up now to help with 2022 Coastal Cleanup

Staff WriterCulture, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking volunteers to help with the 35th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will take place at 41 sites statewide on that Saturday. Volunteers may now register to participate at de.gov/coastalcleanup. The cleanup is a popular event for families and groups who want to help …

Plastic bags from DNREC facebook page

Attention shoppers: No more plastic bags as of July 1

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Government

“Bags, wallet, keys and phone” are some new lyrics suggested for the old children’s exercise song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” as Delaware moves to a plastic bags ban. The new words come from some creative folks at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to promote a broader and deeper ban on plastic bags that starts Friday, …

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Total plastic bag ban begins July 1

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Do you use reusable grocery store bags? Beginning July 1, you’ll have to choose between reusable and paper — and there won’t be any other options. Under Delaware’s 2019 plastic bag ban, stores were allowed to use the thicker 2.25 millimeter-thick plastic film bags, which were considered reusable under the law. Last June, the General Assembly enhanced the state’s plastic …

Bill would toughen, widen ban on single-use plastic bags

Betsy PriceBusiness, Environment, Featured, Government, Headlines

DNREC is surveying consumers on Delaware’s ban on single-use plastic bags. (DNREC) Delaware’s ban on single-use plastic bags might become tougher, if a new bill becomes law. HB 212, introduced Thursday, goes for multiple measures: • The ban would expand to all stores as of July 1, 2022. • Reusable bags would have to be even thicker. • Reusable bags …