Oct 6 - Polystyrene Containers to be Banned in Foster City


Another local jurisdiction in California has passed an ordinance banning expanded polystyrene (eps) takeout containers.

On October 3rd, the Foster City Council passed its ordinance, modeled after San Mateo’s ordinance, during the first reading. The second reading and anticipated adoption date is October 17. Once adopted, the ordinance goes into effect April 1, 2012.

Read an article about the ordinance in the Lagonian.

In other plastic pollution related news on the same day, the City of San Leandro's expanded polystyrene ordinance was officially adopted, while the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to move forward with drafting a single-use bag ordinance.

Visit our website for more information on polystyrene takeout container pollution, existing ordinances on takeout containers, and SB 568, the statewide eps bill.

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