Aug 16 - Salinas City Council to Vote on Polystyrene Ban Today

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This evening, the City Council of Salinas--the county seat and largest city in Monterey County--will vote on an ordinance to restrict expanded polystyrene (eps) takeout containers in the city. But it needs your public support. We need to make sure that the Council hears what the community wants in terms of a cleaner and safer environment.

The Council meeting will begin at 4pm at the Salinas Rotunda (201 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA). If you're available this evening, please consider attending to make a short comment in support. The City Council meeting agenda is posted here, and the agenda item will most likely be discussed between 4:30 and 5:30 pm.

And if you haven't already, send a support letter to the Council, urging them to vote for the ordinance. Take action here--it only takes a few minutes and you can personalize the email letter.

Did you know that over 150,000 tons of food takeout packaging are produced in California each year, and that eps takeout containers are one of the most common items found during beach cleanups in our state? Learn more about foamed eps packaging litter here.


CAW is working at both the local and state to reduce this readily avoidable plastic pollution. Read about SB 568, the statewide eps phase-out bill, on our website. To show your support, you can contact the Assembly Appropriatons Committee where its headed next, or send in a support letter to your Assembly Member here.