Briggs, PennEnvironment to deliver 20,000 signatures supporting legislation to ban “Styrofoam” food containers

KING OF PRUSSIA, Oct. 30 – State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, will join PennEnvironment staff, volunteers and members to deliver 20,000 signatures from concerned Pennsylvanians in support of Briggs’ House Bill 2560 which would ban the distribution of single-use polystyrene (Styrofoam) cups and food in Pennsylvania.

Briggs and PennEnvironment will also be joined by local fishermen and anglers, restauranteurs, conservation leaders, and others for the delivery of these signatures and to discuss why tackling polystyrene pollution is a priority for them.

WHEN:  11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1

WHO:  State Rep.Tim Briggs

            David Masur, PennEnvironment executive director

            Elaine Paul Schaefer, Schuylkill River Greenways executive director

            Darragh Moore, Founding Farmers managing partner

WHERE: The Bridgeport Fish Ladder Park, 96 Dekalb St. (NOT DeKalb Pike), Bridgeport, PA 19405. Fish Ladder Park is located behind Frosty Falls Ice Cream Shop.

The media is invited and encouraged to attend.