Hermosa Beach Polystyrene Foodware Ban


Chapter: South Bay
State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Launch Date: September 22 2010
Completion Date: September 11 2012
Status: Victory

The Hermosa Beach City Council is considering an ordinance to ban polystyrene take-out food packaging after a public process that has spanned more than a year. The ban will prohibit restaurants and eateries from distributing to-go food and beverage containers made of expended foam polystyrene. The Hermosa Beach ban on single-use polystyrene take-out containers and foodware has been backed by several environmental groups and was first crafted by the city's own Green Task Force, an 11-member committee. Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter members remain involved at various Green Task Force and City Council meetings regarding the ban along with sending in letters of support and rallying support from the public and businesses along with the help from other groups such as Heal The Bay.