Seattle Bans Styrofoam


Chapter: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA
Theme: Plastic Pollution
Completion Date: July 03 2008
Status: Victory

The foam ban will take place in two stages. In January, polystyrene and Styrofoam containers, such as clamshell boxes at takeout restaurants, will be banned at food-service businesses. In July 2010, the ban will expand to include plastic utensils and plastic food containers. Those businesses will have to switch to compostable or recyclable alternatives.