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06 • 05 • 2018

Manhattan Beach Plastic Pollution Reduction Ordinance

In 2018 Manhattan Beach passed their fourth ordinance aimed at reducing plastic pollution. Plastic Straws and Utensils will be banned at all food providers within city limits. Polystyrene Egg Cartons, Produce Trays, and Packing Materials will be banned from retail locations.

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

Plastic Pollution