Hermosa Beach Council votes down polystyrene ban

hermosaAfter whithering opposition from CGA and other business advocacy groups, Council voted down a staff recommendation to ban all forms of polystyrene prepared food containers last night and ordered staff to study educational and outreach options to reduce the future use of the products. While Hermosa Beach is a small beach community, the scope of its proposed ordinance would have set a bad precedent by banning such a wide range of products. Meanwhile, Los Angeles County is still working on a task force to examine ways to reduce polystyrene use.