Miami Beach Foam Ban

Themes

Chapter: Miami
State: FL
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Launch Date: April 01 2014
Completion Date: September 02 2015
Status: Victory

For more info, please contact:

Jayson Koch

Goal
On September 2nd the Miami Beach City Commission voted to approve an ordinance to restrict the use and sale of EPS foam coolers and foodware in the City limits. The ban will begin enforcement with public education, then transition to a warning system, and finally to issuing fines for violations by November of 2016.

The City of Miami Beach currently bans polystrene on its beaches. The Miami Chapter is working to extend that ban to all city owned areas, including sidewalk cafes and parks. Utimately, the Miami Chapter is working to include the Miami Beach municipality, in its entirity, in the ban.

On September 2nd the Miami Beach City Commission voted to approve an ordiance to restrict the use and sale of EPS foam coolers and foodware in the City limits. The ban will begin enforcement with public education, then transition to a warning system, and finally to issuing fines for violations by November of 2016.