Styrofoam Bills

Styrofoam Bills

Santa Cruz County Styrofoam Ban

Under the countywide ordinance, all food vendors are prohibited from distributing styrofoam packaging. The ordinance requires that at least 50% of each retailer's food packaging be biodegradable or compostable.

Location

Santa Cruz County, California
United States
36° 58' 26.832" N, 122° 1' 50.88" W

Pacifica Styrofoam Ban

As of November 2009, the city of Pacifica passed an ordinance banning styrofoam from restaurants and supermarkets.

Location

Pacifica, California
United States
37° 36' 49.788" N, 122° 29' 12.912" W

Palo Alto Ban on Styrofoam and Non-Recyclable Food Containers

Effective April 2010, all styrofoam and non-recyclable food containers are banned from retail food vendors and city facilities and vendors in Palo Alto.

Location

Palo Alto, California
United States
37° 26' 30.768" N, 122° 8' 34.872" W

Pittsburgh, CA Styrofoam Ordinance

Enacted back in 1991 the Pittsburgh styrofoam ordinance requires restaurants to phase out styrofoam, and requires that at least 50% of food packaging at restaurants be made from recyclable material.

Location

Pittsburgh, California
United States
44° 20' 0.24" N, 76° 19' 57.36" W

Richmond Disposable Food Container Ordinance

Passed in 2009, the Richmond disposable food packaging ordinance bans all disposable foodware, except biodegradable or compostable and aluminum. The ordinance includes a strong preference for reusable foodware, especially at city facilities and with city events and vendors. Violators are subject to misdemeanor violation penalties in Richmond Municipal Code Chapter 2.62

Location

Richmond, California
United States
37° 56' 8.736" N, 122° 20' 51.9" W

Riverbank Styrofoam Ban

The Riverbank styrofoam ordinance bans all Styrofoam takeout containers at fast food restaurants. Any disposable food service ware for food prepared and served in Riverbank must be compostable or recyclable unless there is no suitable product that is within 15 percent of the cost of noncompostable or nonrecyclable alternatives. (There is no cost exemption for Styrofoam.)

Location

Riverbank, California
United States
37° 44' 9.744" N, 120° 56' 7.764" W

San Clemente Polystyrene Ordinance

The initial ordinance was passed in 2004 and prohibited city vendors from using styrofoam. The ordinance was expanded in December 2010 to prohibit businesses from using styrofoam food service ware.

Location

San Clemente, California
United States
33° 25' 37.092" N, 117° 36' 43.164" W

City and County of San Francisco Styrofoam Ban

The city- and county-wide ban prohibits the use of styrofoam food service ware and requires the use of biodegradable/compostable or recyclable alternatives by restaurants, retail food vendors, City departments, and City contractors and lessees, unless there is no affordable alternative.

Location

San Francisco, California
United States
37° 46' 29.748" N, 122° 25' 9.912" W

San Jose Events Styrofoam Ban

Prohibits vendors' use of polystyrene foam at specified public events.

Location

San Jose, California
United States
37° 20' 21.804" N, 121° 53' 41.856" W

Oakland Ban on Polystyrene Take-Out Containers

Prohibits food vendors from providing prepared food in EPS to customers. Prohibits all City franchises, contracts, and vendors from using EPS food service containers at City facilities or on City projects. Requires all food vendors using any disposable food service ware to use biodegradable or compostable disposable food service ware unless to hey can show an affordable biodegradable or compostable product is not available for a specific application.

Location

Oakland, California
United States
37° 48' 15.696" N, 122° 16' 15.996" W
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