San Jose officials set to vote on styrofoam ban

February 22, 2013 7:36:43 PM PST
San Jose may become the largest city in the country to ban styrofoam. Council members joined environmental groups near a city waste facility to lobby for the ban Friday.

They are hoping to encourage a switch to alternative food packaging. The California Restaurant Association says a ban would harm small businesses in the city. It says food packaging accounts for less than one percent of waste in landfills.

San Jose city officials plan to vote on the ban on Tuesday.