DC banning PS foam containers -USA

Posted on August 3, 2014 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

DC banning PS foam containers – News – Plastics News.

Food and beverage outlets including restaurants, carry-outs and food trucks will be required to offer only compostable or other recyclable containers or face a fine. Foam meat trays used by butchers and grocery stores are exempt.

The foam ban comes four years after the District began imposing a 5-cent tax on single-use plastic bags at local retailers, which is generating about $2 million annually for watershed cleanup efforts. Advocates say the bag tax and now the foam ban will go a long way in helping clean up nearby waterways, particularly the Anacostia River.

Nice work by the Washington DC Mayor and council.  So many more cities need to follow.