SCH Number 2020120099
- Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance
- San Diego City Council approval of an ordinance that would amend the San Diego Municipal Code (SDMC) to restrict the use of polystyrene products throughout the City. The proposed ordinance will ban the distribution of egg cartons, food service ware, or food trays that are made, in whole or in part, from polystyrene foam. Items that are made, in whole or in part, from polystyrene foam that is not wholly encapsulated or encased within a non-polystyrene foam material will also be banned from distribution. Products that are made, in whole or in part, from polystyrene foam will be prohibited from distribution in or at City facilities. The proposed ordinance will allow the distribution of prepared food that is packaged in food service ware or that uses food trays made, in whole or in part, from polystyrene foam, if the prepared food is packaged outside of the City and is provided to the consumer as originally packaged. The proposed ordinance would limit the distribution of utensils, including straws, for takeout orders of prepared food, and will only allow the provision of utensils upon the request of the person ordering the prepared food.
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