Sebastopol Food Packaging

“Food Ware” means all containers, bowls, plates, trays, cups, lids, boxes, and other like items that are used for Prepared Foods, including without limitation, Food Ware for Takeout and or/leftovers from partially consumed meals prepared by Food Facilities. “Food Ware Accessories” means types of items usually provided alongside Prepared Food including but not limited to forks, spoons, knives, chopsticks, napkins, cup sleeves, wrappers, beverage trays, condiment containers, straws, stirrers, splash sticks, cocktail sticks, toothpicks, tray-liners, and plate-liners.

Prohibits Food Ware and/or Food Ware Accessories for Dine-In, Take- Out or in Retail Establishments or at City-Sponsored Events where such Food Ware, Food Ware Accessories and/or products made from or otherwise contain: Per – and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS); and Polystyrene.

Allows for Food Ware & Accessories only upon request; from reusable dispensers rather than single-use packets.

Ordinance here. Effective 8/1/2022.