08 • 01 • 2018

Isle of Palms, SC Expands Single-Use Plastics Ban

Goal: to pass an ordinance that expands on the carryout plastic bag ban to include other pernicious litter items such as plastic straws and foam containers.

On March 26, the Isle of Palms City Council voted to amend its existing plastic bag ban to also ban from food and grocery establishments plastic straws, plastic stirrers, and expanded polystyrene foam products such as coolers, ice chests, cups, bowls, plates, clamshells, shipping boxes, containers, or any other merchandise containing polystyrene/plastic foam that is not wholly encapsulated or encased by a more durable material.

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