San Francisco Bans Styrofoam for To-Go Containers


San Francisco does it again. A few weeks ago the city banned the use of all plastic shopping bags other than biodegradable and recyclable ones. Now, effective June 1, 2007, the law will require San Francisco food vendors who sell prepared food to use compostable or recyclable to-go containers as well. "San Francisco food vendors may no longer use polystyrene foam otherwise known as Styrofoamâ„¢ and must use compostable or recyclable disposable food service ware or to-go containers unless there is no suitable product that is within 15% of the cost of non-compostable or non-recyclable alternatives," an article said. Compostable products include coated and uncoated paper or other natural fiber products and plant-based plastic-like products that are clearly labeled. We know several restaurants, like Mixt Greens, who already uses the products, but we're interested to see if more cities will take San Fran's lead. ::SF Environment Related ::Eco-To-Go ::What to Do with Used Styrofoam

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