San Mateo County Passes Polystyrene Ban

After 3 years of discussion, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a ban on the use of polystrene packaging for food service today. The ban applies only to food packaged in-store and does not apply to raw meat, poultry, or fish.

The ban goes into effect on July 1, 2011. Only stores located in the unincorporated portions of San Mateo County are affected.