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Maine: The First State To Ban Styrofoam Containers

Maine: The First State To Ban Styrofoam Containers

Maine: The First State To Ban Styrofoam Containers

More and more people are looking for ways to help out the environment in any way that they can. This includes the usual steps of recycling and reducing waste as much as possible. Lawmakers are also getting into the idea of going green, and are passing new laws with the goal of helping the environment.

This all comes from the realization of how much human trash ends up in the environment, namely the ocean. Communities all over the globe are working on ways to reduce the amount of waste they produce each year with the end goal of reducing the amount of plastic waste in the ocean.

California is one of a handful of states in the U.S., passing numerous laws in this area. Recently, the state passed laws banning single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and limited single-use plastic straws at restaurants. However, it is not the only state in the country to pass laws like this. For instance, the state of Maine recently made headlines for passing a new green law that is the first of its kind.

Maine Bans Styrofoam Containers

In the state of Maine, Governor Janet Mills recently signed a bill that prohibits the use and distribution of single-use Styrofoam food containers. The law goes into effect in 2021 and prohibits “covered establishments” like restaurants and grocery stores from using these containers. Ultimately, the law expands on a previous law enacted in 19993 that banned the containers from all state facilities and functions.

These types of containers are often used only once before being thrown away. From there, the container either ends up in a dump, or somehow finds its way into the environment somewhere. Either way, the container doesn’t decompose since plastics like that are designed to last, despites they are often only used one time.

Maine is the first state to enact a policy like this; however, it is not the first community to do so. Cities all over the country have placed bans on these types of containers, and a few others states, Oregon, Vermont, and Connecticut, are considering enacting similar bans.

Even some national businesses, such as McDonald’s and Dunkin, are working on eliminating Styrofoam containers completely from their business models.

The Law Attacks Whole Industries

As with all new laws, especially environmentally focused ones, there was heavy opposition. Opponents of the bill largely came from the plastic industry, food service container manufacturers, and business and tourism groups in Maine. Even something as simple sounding as a ban can drastically affect entire industries.

Opponents of the new law argued that this would negatively affect businesses, especially small businesses. Styrofoam containers are a cheap and effective way to transport and store food. They also argued that regardless of what material the containers were made of, people will continue to litter. Plus, all materials leave some sort of environmental footprint.

Trying To Clean Up The Environment

At the end of the day, opponents of the bill were probably right. People will litter no matter what the containers are made of. The best anyone can do is try to reduce as much plastic waste as possible. While there are still many larger instances of plastic waste out there, the banning of Styrofoam food containers is a step in the right direction.

Similarly, the banning of single-use plastic bags and the limiting of plastic straws are also steps in the right direction. While they might seem small, they are hopefully just the beginning to make the world a whole lot cleaner for everyone, human and animal alike.

What do you think of Maine’s new law?

Is this a good thing or is it too much too soon? Do you think California should follow Maine’s example, or wait a while and see how things play out? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

 

Californians Are Battling Over Senate Bill 276

Californians Are Battling Over Senate Bill 276

Californians Are Battling Over Senate Bill 276

With all of the extra means of communication around the world, there are more debates than ever. Some of them are very minor, such as whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza, and others are far more heated. The more heated the debate, the angrier both sides of the argument tend to become.

A perfect example of this is the ongoing debate over whether or not children should be vaccinated. Some parents believe that it is their right to choose whether or not to vaccinate their children. Other parents argue that since unvaccinated kids help spread the disease to other students, the parents of the unvaccinated child lose that right to choose.

This debate is coming to a head here in California as the state legislature looks at a new bill that could change how children are vaccinated in the state. Naturally, this has caused quite a stir amongst parents from both sides of the argument.

Does SB 276 Remove A Parent’s Right To Choose

California lawmakers are currently reviewing Senate Bill (SB) 276. This bill would change how parents could get permission to not have their child vaccinated before going to school. Currently, parents simply need to get a doctor’s note of approval in order to not have their child vaccinated. SB 276 seeks to change that by removing that power from doctors and giving it to state public health officials instead.

This simple change would make it much more difficult for parents who are against vaccinations to have their child exempt from needing the vaccines. Due to that fact, many anti-vaccination parents are up in arms over this proposed bill. They argue that this bill would remove the parent’s right to make decisions for their child.

On the other side of the fence, people are arguing that anti-vaccination parents are making choices that not only affect their child, but the children of everyone else at the school. Therefore, the parent shouldn’t be able to make that decision on their own, since the results are so far reaching. This claim is backed up by the recent reemergence of measles, along with other once life threatening diseases that were thought to be eliminated in the United States thanks to vaccines.

Why Are Some Parents Against Vaccines?

The idea of anti-vaccinations has steadily gained traction over the recent decades, but where did it come from? After all, vaccinations helped immunize a child against potentially life-threatening diseases. Well, some people believe that vaccines cause autism in children. This belief started with a medical study.

Back in 1998, a British doctor named Andrew Wakefield released a report on a study he conducted that claimed to find a link between vaccines and autism. However, shortly after the “study” was published, it was discovered that Wakefield’s research only examined 12 people, far too small of a sample size to come to any concrete decisions. In addition, Wakefield altered and manipulated data to better support his belief.

Once all of that was realized, the paper was retracted and Wakefield’s medical license was revoked. However, none of this happened before the news of the supposed link between vaccines and autism spread like wildfire.

Even though the study was retracted and dozens upon dozens of new studies have since disproved Wakefield’s claim, people still choose to belief it. Unfortunately, this puts thousands of children at risk of contracting dangerous diseases such as measles, polio, whooping cough, and diphtheria.

Will Californians Have To Get Vaccinated?

The debate currently going up in Sacramento surrounding SB 276 will continue to be very heated. Both opposing sides whole heartedly agree that they are right, and the other side is wrong. No matter how California lawmakers decide to side in this debate, there will undoubtedly be some uproar.

What do you think of SB 276?

Should parents be allowed to choose whether or not their child gets vaccinated or is this decision too important for parents to just opt out of? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

 

Don’t Forget… Your Parents Will Always Support You

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia

18 is the minimum age to be sent to jail, arrested juveniles are released back to their parents, but there is never a maximum age to which you cannot rely on your parents’ help any longer. Even if in 20 years you are arrested for committing a crime, you can and should call up your parents, fill them in on the unfortunate recent events and seek their support.

Their support can just be emotional support, but in all likelihood, it will be so much more than that. After all, they are your parents and you are their child. It is their nature to do all they can to protect you, especially during such a difficult time.

Get past the embarrassment and shame of telling your parents you have been arrested. Yes, there will definitely be disappointment, but their love and support will overpower that feeling. They know you did not deliberately set out to be arrested. They know you are a good person and you just had a very bad day where things went awfully wrong. Your arrest is not a reflection of the person you truly are. They know that, so turn to them for help.

Bail Bond Help

In addition to your parents, you would have the David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia team on your side as well. We can help bail you out of jail with a bail bond that costs only 10% of your full bail amount. Like your parents, we will be with you through the whole bail process so it is efficient, fast, and problem-free.

If and when you need our bail bond services, contact us, David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia. You can reach us either online or by phone at 661-326-0608. We are available for you 24/7, so speak with one of our helpful bail agents for a FREE consultation. They can answer any bail-related questions you may have. Learn about cheap bail bonds and bail bond discount we offer as well. We are here to help and we will not let you down.

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Streaming TV Online Is Illegal – Remember!

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These days, less people are watching television shows on television and movies at the theater. They don’t want to have to move their schedule to catch their show at a programmed hour and they don’t want to spend $15 for a movie ticket. But they still keep up to date on their shows and movies – by watching them online and even downloading them and saving it to their computer.

Most people probably don’t remind themselves each time they download a movie or tv episode that what they’re doing is illegal. Also, content that is available and shown to a substantial number of people by one person is also illegal. These are copyright violations and can result in fines and even brief jail time, depending largely on the amount of content that was infringed upon.

If you are planning on watching your shows and movies online, do it on a legal streaming service like Netflix and Hulu. It wouldn’t be the greatest having to pay bail after being arrested for illegally watching, downloading, or sharing content. If that does become the case though, David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia will be available to help bail you out of jail for a lower price than what you’d pay directly to jail (85-90% lower, in fact). The only catch regarding money is that you won’t be refunded the 10-15% you pay David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

If you ever need a bail bond for yourself or a loved one for whatever reason, contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia for fast and affordable bail help. You can reach us online or at 661-326-0608. We offer FREE consultation, so speak to one of our very helpful bail agents and do not hesitate to ask about our zero down bail bonds and discount we offer along with your other bail-related questions. We are open 24/7 for your convenience. Call us anytime! Our bail agents will be more than glad to assist you.

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