Jan 31 - Santa Cruz County Bans Styrofoam

Santa Cruz County's Board of Supervisors have adopted a ban on foamed polystyrene ("Styrofoam"), bringing Santa Cruz closer to becoming the first county to be totally polystyrene-free. There are only two remaining municipalities in the County without polystyrene bans and both are expected to ban the problem material this year.

Read and Article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel>>

January was a productive month in marine debris pollution prevention, with the cities of Alameda, Santa Cruz, and Laguna Beach also passing polystyrene bans. LA County also passed a benchmark-or-ban program for plastic bags.

CAW and Plastic Marine Debris Pollution: