- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 9, 2019

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - The City Council in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has passed the first municipal ban on plastic foam cups and containers in the state.

Seacoastonline.com reports the council voted 8-0 on Monday on the ban, which would go into effect at the end of 2020. The council also approved an ordinance that will regulate single-use disposables on all city-owned property and official city events.

Councilor Josh Denton, who drafted the ordinances, credited students from Portsmouth High School’s Eco Club for getting the citywide ban passed.

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