On August 16, 2011, an expanded polystyrene ban on takeout containers was passed.
Details of regulation: Food providers shall not dispense prepared food in any disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam or otherwise sell, hand out, give away, distribute or otherwise make available for public or customer use any disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam. Disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam is prohibited from use in all City of Salinas facilities, which also applies to all City of Salinas contractors in the performance of City of Salinas contracts and special events sponsored by the City. Establishes a policy goal of the City and business establishments to reduce the use of polystyrene foam. Exemptions include undue hardship, foods prepared or packaged outside the City, polystyrene foam coolers and ice chests intended for reuse, and emergency situations.
- Chapter 14 – Garbage, Recycling
andWeeds. Article III – Environmentally Acceptable Food Packaging. Section 14-33 – Prohibited disposable food service ware (Ord. No. 2519 NCS).