Seattle

Seattle Bans Styrofoam

Victory | July 03 2008

Plastic Pollution

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.

Plastic Pollution

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