An Act to Prohibit the Use of Certain Disposable Food Service Containers (2019)

Sponsors: Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.

LD 289

With the passage of LD 289, Maine became the first state in the country to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam (commonly known by the trade name Styrofoam). These containers are a major source of plastic pollution. Because they are lightweight and non-recyclable, Styrofoam containers are often blown by the wind and end up polluting our lands and waters. They break down into microplastics, which pose a threat to fish and wildlife. More environmentally sound packaging will replace Styrofoam in Maine when the new law takes effect in January of 2021.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote
17 Russell J. Black
25 Catherine Breen
27 Benjamin M. Chipman
20 Ned Claxton
16 Scott W. Cyrway
4 Paul T. Davis
32 Susan A. Deschambault
26 Bill Diamond
5 James F. Dill
3 Bradlee Thomas Farrin
10 Stacey K. Guerin
1 Troy Dale Jackson
18 Lisa Keim
35 Mark W. Lawrence
21 Nathan L. Libby
7 Louis J. Luchini
29 Rebecca J. Millett
12 David R. Miramant
6 Marianne Moore
15 Matthew G. Pouliot
8 Kimberley C. Rosen
28 Heather B. Sanborn
22 Jeffrey L. Timberlake
23 Eloise A. Vitelli
33 David C. Woodsome

House Votes

District Name Vote
138 Robert W. Alley, Sr.
73 John Andrews
65 Amy Bradstreet Arata
67 Susan M. W. Austin
8 Christopher W. Babbidge
14 Donna Bailey
55 Seth A. Berry
63 Bruce A. Bickford
22 Mark John Blier
3 Lydia Blume
80 Richard T. Bradstreet
36 Michael F. Brennan
61 Heidi E. Brooks
24 Mark E. Bryant
28 Christopher James Caiazzo
127 Barbara A. Cardone
30 Anne M. Carney
68 Richard M. Cebra
60 Kristen Sarah Cloutier
42 Benjamin T. Collings
25 Patrick W. Corey
100 Danny Edward Costain
59 Margaret M. Craven
43 W. Edward Crockett
98 Scott W. Cuddy
49 Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry
72 Kathleen R. J. Dillingham A
97 Janice S. Dodge
115 Josanne C. Dolloff
85 Donna R. Doore A
94 Victoria W. Doudera
121 Gary A. Drinkwater
122 Michelle Ann Dunphy A
91 Jeffrey Evangelos
136 Billy Bob Faulkingham
66 Jessica L. Fay
11 Ryan M. Fecteau
86 Justin Fecteau
104 Steven D. Foster
13 Lori K. Gramlich
102 Abigail W. Griffin
118 Chad Wayne Grignon
132 Nicole Grohoski
101 David G. Haggan
114 Randall C. Hall
87 Jeffery P. Hanley
83 Thom Harnett
19 Matthew A. Harrington
117 Frances M. Head
53 Allison Hepler
81 Craig V. Hickman
131 Sherman H. Hutchins
4 Patricia Hymanson
141 Kathy Irene Javner
145 Chris A. Johansen
32 Christopher J. Kessler
99 MaryAnne Kinney
20 Theodore Joseph Kryzak Jr.
113 H. Scott Landry Jr.
129 Peter A. Lyford
110 Colleen M. Madigan
151 John L. Martin
57 Thomas H. Martin A
150 Roland Danny Martin
56 Richard G. Mason
92 Ann Higgins Matlack
148 David Harold McCrea
51 Joyce McCreight
134 Genevieve McDonald
62 Gina M. Melaragno
2 Michele Meyer
71 H. Sawin Millett Jr.
33 Victoria E. Morales
75 Joshua Morris
5 Beth A. O'Connor
15 Margaret M. O'Neil
23 Lester S. Ordway
52 Sean C. Paulhus
133 Sarah Pebworth
77 Michael D. Perkins
140 Anne C. Perry
124 Joseph C. Perry Sr.
116 Richard A. Pickett A
44 Teresa S. Pierce
95 William D. Pluecker
17 Dwayne W. Prescott
31 Lois Galgay Reckitt
69 Walter N. Riseman
6 Tiffany Roberts
108 Shelley Rudnicki
21 Heidi H. Sampson
46 Braden Sharpe
112 Thomas H. Skolfield
119 Paul A. Stearns
105 Joel R. Stetkis
89 Holly B. Stover
39 Michael A. Sylvester
40 Rachel Talbot Ross
54 Denise A. Tepler
26 Maureen Fitzgerald Terry
79 Timothy S. Theriault A
50 Ralph L. Tucker
139 William R. Tuell
70 Nathan J. Wadsworth
84 Charlotte Warren
146 Dustin Michael White
109 Bruce A. White
96 Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.