Vidak Helps Kill Polystyrene Ban on Tuesday

January 31, 2018

I was proud to join 15 of my fellow Senators yesterday to help kill SB 705, which would have banned styrofoam and plastics being used in to-go food containers. I listened to Senator Hueso and the Democrat leadership yesterday morning as they spoke in favor of this job killing bill, but unlike my cup – their arguments just didn’t hold water!

Pactiv is a leading foodservice packaging company with NINE California locations including Fresno and Bakersfield. The company employees over 1,100 skilled workers in California and provides their employees with great benefits. Had this bill passed, it would have cost a lot of hardworking people their jobs.

There are better alternatives to a polystyrene ban that won’t result in job loss and economic pain!