Expanded polystyrene ban, requirement that 50% of takeout food packaging be recyclable or compostable. Title 11.58 and 11.60 of Municipal Code.
Details of regulation: Prohibits restaurants from providing prepared food to its customers in any polystyrene foam food packaging and purchasing, obtaining, or keeping any polystyrene foam food packaging for such purpose. Food vendors are prohibited from selling takeout food in any polystyrene foam takeout food packaging and purchasing, obtaining, or keeping any polystyrene foam packaging for such purpose. City of Berkeley shall not purchase any polystyrene foam food packaging nor use such packaging at any City-sponsored event. Exemptions include undue hardships.
- 5888-N.S. – Polystyrene Foam, Degradable, and Recyclable Food Packaging Ordinance.