• FPC Distribution, 6630 Amberton Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075  
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District of Columbia Foam Container Ban

Effective January 1, 2016, it is illegal for District businesses and organizations
that serve food or beverages to use containers and other food service products
made of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam™

Who is affected by this law?
 
Examples of these businesses and organizations include: 
restaurants - supermarkets - delis - bars -cafeterias - caterers - coffee shops
food trucks and street vendors - other organizations that serve food

Why ban foam containers?

Foam is easily blown by wind or washed by rain into storm drains and           waterbodies. As a result, foam litter is one of the most common types of                    trash found in the Anacostia River. Banning foam containers in the District
is an important step towards ensuring that our waterways are fishable and swimmable.
 
Finding Acceptable Alternatives
 
FPC Distribution is your best source for compostable and recyclable foodservice products in Motgomery and Prince George's counties, as well as the District of Columbia. We offer a full selection of cups, plates, food containers, trays, carryout items, utensils, and items too numerous to list.
 
Order Samples: For samples, pricing, and more information please contact Steve Lopes, our inside foodservice specialist. 
 
 

 
  
 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

  • FPC Distribution, 6630 Amberton Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075  
  • Tel: (410) 579-1000   |   Fax: (410) 540-4148   |   Email Us