Victory | June 05 2018
On June 5, 2018, the Manhattan Beach City Council adopted an ordinance updating the Municipal Code to prohibit single-use plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers. This is paired with an upon-request policy for non-plastic disposable items. Only straws and utensils made from non-plastic materials, such as wood, metal, bamboo, fiber, glass are allowed. Bioplastics, PLA plastics, and #7 plastics are NOT allowed. A grace period is allowed for businesses to exhaust their existing supply of plastic straws and utensils and to find alternatives.
June 5, 2018: City Council adopts ordinance
July 1, 2018: Ordinance goes into effect
January 1, 2019: Ordinance is enforced
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Here are the ordinances the City of Manahttan Beach has passed so far:
Plastic Straws and Utensils & Polystyrene Egg Cartons, Produce Trays, and Packing Materials - 2018
Extended List of Polystyrene Items - 2014
Polystyrene Food Service Ware - 2013
Plastic Bag Ban - 2008
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