November 21, 2008

Food container ban in California

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is battling another proposed plastic ban in California this time on food containers.

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) proposed yesterday a ban on polystyrene (the styrofoamy ones) take out containers as well as a statewide fees for plastic bag use as ways to clean out ocean litter.

OPC said full and partial polystyrene food container prohibitions have already been implemented in many California cities such as: Alameda, Aliso Viejo, Berkeley, Calabasas, Capitola, Carmel, Emeryville, Fairfax, Hercules, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Los Angeles, Malibu, Millbrae, Oakland, Pacific Grove, Pittsburg, San Clemente, San Francisco, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Scotts Valley and West Hollywood.

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