styrofoam bans

San Bruno styrofoam ordinance

The San Bruno styrofoam ordinance prohibits the use of styrofoam foodware, including lids, straws and utensils. The legislation allows use of biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable foodware. Violations may result in fines according to the Municipal Code.

Location

San Bruno, California
United States
37° 37' 49.764" N, 122° 24' 39.888" W

Freeport Styrofoam Ban

Adopted January 1990, the Freeport Styrofoam Ban prohibits restaurants, retail food vendors, and town vendors from selling or serving prepared food in styrofoam products, and food packagers from packaging meat, eggs, bakery products or other food in styrofoam containers.

Location

Freeport, Maine
United States
43° 51' 25.272" N, 70° 6' 11.196" W

Issaquah Styrofoam Ban

As part of the Issaquah ban, food service providers can not use non recyclable material

Location

Issaquah, Washington
United States
47° 31' 48.36" N, 122° 1' 57.432" W

Portland Styrofoam Take-Out Container Ban

Prohibits restaurants and retail food vendors from serving prepared food in styrofoam products (both on premises and take-out), exempts non-profits.

Location

Portland, Oregon
United States
45° 31' 24.42" N, 122° 40' 34.356" W

Rathway Styrofoam Ordinance

Adopted December 1996, the Rathway ordinance bans food containers and utensils made from PVC and polystyrene.

Location

Rathway, New Jersey
United States
40° 36' 29.376" N, 74° 16' 39.54" W

Seattle City-wide Styrofoam Ban

The City of Seattle is requiring all food service businesses to find packaging alternatives to throw-away food service containers, cups and other products in all food service businesses - restaurants, grocery stores, delis, coffee shops and institutional cafeterias. By July 1, 2010, all food service products designed for one-time-use must be replaced with one-time use products that are either compostable or recyclable.

Location

Seattle, Washington
United States
47° 36' 22.356" N, 122° 19' 55.452" W

Suffolk County Styrofoam Ordinance

Enacted in 1998, the Suffolk County styrofoam ordinance bans all food containers or other packaging countywide composed of polystyrene or polyvinyl chloride.

Location

Suffolk County, New York
United States
40° 59' 5.568" N, 72° 36' 54.432" W

Chicago's Proposed Styrofoam Ban

In early 2010 the group No Foam Chicago worked with the city's alderman to propose a ban on styrofoam food packaging. Since then the group has signed on numerous supporters, including Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno (1st Ward) and Alderman Danny Solis (25th Ward), but the ban has yet to pass.

Location

Chicago, Illinois
United States
41° 52' 41.196" N, 87° 37' 47.28" W

Scotts Valley Styrofoam Ordinance

Effective June 2009, the Scotts Valley ordinance bans styrofoam food containers at all retail food vendors and requires the use of biodegradable and compostable food container and service ware.

Location

Scotts Valley, California
United States
37° 3' 3.816" N, 122° 0' 52.848" W

Seaside Styrofoam Ordinance

The Seaside ordinance doesn't specify what businesses are impacted, but bans polystyrene foodware and allows biodegradable food packaging.

Location

Seaside, California
United States
36° 37' 17.04" N, 121° 49' 6.888" W
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