Plastic foam ban in effect in San Mateo Co.

SAN MATEO, CA

The ordinance requires county departments to use only biodegradable, compostable, reusable or recyclable plastic food service ware.

Plates, cups and other food service ware made of polystyrene are environmental pollutants because they cannot be recycled or reused, according to the ordinance.

The Board adopted the ordinance in order to lead the way in preserving the environment and the health of citizens.

All food service providers for the county will be required to adhere to the ordinance.

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