The American Samoa Government is moving to ban the importation of styrofoam containers, including plates, cups, bowls and trays.
Governor Lolo Moliga has sent a bill to the Fono that would prohibit such products.
Automatic exemptions to the ban would be imported, pre-packaged food trays used for raw meat or frozen food, and packaging for non-food items.
Any person may seek an exemption upon demonstrating that the ban would cause undue hardship.
The bill provides for fines of up to $US1000 for repeat offences.