A bill (S 394) was introduced in the South Carolina General Assembly in 2019, and proposed to preempt local governments from being able to regulate “auxiliary containers”, defined as bag, cup, package, container, bottle, or other packaging designed for consuming or transporting food or beverage. This bill represented an overreach by state government to restrict the authority of local governments to meaningfully reduce and prevent the sale and distribution of commonly littered items such as carryout bags, takeout containers, bottles, etc. that pollute our waterways and communities. S 394 was the reincarnation of similar bills that died from earlier sessions - H 3594 (2017-2018 session), and H 4793 (2015-2016 session). The Charleston Chapter and Grand Strand Chapter worked with allies to oppose this legislation.