Balance must be a goal as new environmental order takes shape in Annapolis

The passage of two measures Monday night by the Annapolis City Council was aimed at protecting the environment. But they also served to signal a new ethos in effect at City Hall. One new law will ban restaurants from using polystyrene containers, known to most by the trademarked name Styrofoam in the shape of take-out boxes, plates and cups. This stuff is pernicious and, along with other forms of plastic, is a significant source of pollution found in city waterways and the wider world. The second vote was more symbolic. The council approved a resolution supporting an application to make all Anne Arundel County waterways a no-discharge zone. (Capital)

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