In October 2017, Commissioner Frazier expressed interest in considering options to reduce the usage of single-use expanded polystyrene (EPS) food service ware and loose fill packaging products in Carroll County. At the joint meeting of the Board of County Commissioners and the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) on February 8, 2018, the Board concurred with requesting the EAC to research single-use EPS food service ware and loose fill packaging products and options available to Carroll County to reduce its usage. The EAC researched and identified potential options, their pros and cons and other considerations, and prepared a report of its findings for the Board. Research included presentations (below) from various experts to help inform the EAC.