On Wednesday evening, the Town of Portola Valley adopted by reference the San Mateo County ban on polystyrene food containers.
In 2011, the County banned the distribution of polystyrene containers in restaurants throughout unincorporated areas. This was an expansion of an existing County-facility ban of the same containers.
The ordinance goes into effect this October in Portola Valley. Over sixty cities and counties statewide have adopted ordinances to restrict polystyrene takeout containers.
Learn more about polystyrene pollution on our website.
A statewide ban on expanded polystyrene food containers is still in the CA Legislature. Learn more and write to your Assembly Member urging their support.