May 14 - Portola Valley Bans Polystyrene Food Containers

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Last week the Portola Valley City Council adopted a ban on polystyrene food containers. By next year, city restaurants and other food vendors will be prohibited from distributing prepared food in these non-recyclable, non-compostable containers.

If you've ever eaten food in a takeout container, you likely know that polystyrene foam is easily contaminated by food grease, etc., which is difficult to remove for recycling purposes. Learn more about polystyrene and its impact on our environment. Read an article about the ordinance.

See the full list of local polystyrene ordinances in California.

Take action on the statewide proposal to phase out polystyrene foam containers, SB 568.