This great news is from our Santa Cruz, CA Surfrider activists:
Remember we told you we posted a "support" letter from the Santa Cruz Chapter to the Seaside Mayor and City Council regarding their intention to discuss and vote on a polystyrene take-out food container ban in the city? Well, we're very pleased to report that the Seaside City Council voted in favor of the ordinance in a unanimous vote at their regular meeting of January 21!
So, this makes it 5 cities in Monterey County who have enacted polystyrene food container take-out bans: Seaside, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Del Ray Oaks. These cities join all 5 jurisdictions in Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Capitola, Scotts Valley and Watsonville, that have already established similar bans!
Cool huh? And we're sure the seabirds, seals, and otters all thank all jurisdictions which have taken this important step towards reducing the "plastic plague" which threatens all forms of wildlife, too.
CIAO Styrofoam - Don't let the door hit you on your way out!