Jun 2 - City of San Luis Obispo Introduces 80th Foam Ban in CA

Submitted by Recycling News on June 1, 2015 - 16:22.
This evening, the San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously approved the introduction of a ban on all expanded polystyrene (EPS) products sold or distributed within city limits.
Seventy nine other cities or counties across the state have already adopted a ban of EPS food packaging distributed by retaurants. Of these 79, ten include a ban on the retail sale of additional EPS products, similar to San Luis Obispo's.
EPS, also mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam, is difficult and expensive to manage either as litter in the environment, or in the recycling stream. Learn more about the impacts.
The ordinance requires a final approval by the council and would go into effect six months after that final adoption.
 
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