USA: Californian city Los Altos bans EPS food containers as of July 4 2014

20 March 2014

The Los Altos City Council has adopted an Ordinance that will prohibit the use of expanded or extruded polystyrene (EPS) foam food containers in the City of Los Altos beginning July 4, 2014. The EPS ban requires providers to use alternative service ware that should result in a reduction of EPS litter, reduce the risk of harm to aquatic wildlife, and improve water quality in the City of Los Altos creeks, the Southern San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Items excluded from this Ordinance include pre-packaged food such as raw eggs and raw, butchered meat and pre-packaged food that is not removed from the container before its sale (News Item Los Altos Community, 28 January 2014).
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