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City Council to Consider Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Post Date:05/24/2019 2:00 PM

The sale or distribution of single-use plastics by retail food establishments and non-profit food providers will be banned in Sausalito if the City Council goes forward with a new ordinance recommended by the City's Sustainability Commission.

Single-use plastics covered by the ordinance include plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery like forks and spoons, and food-service ware like to-go containers. Grocery items that are packaged in plastic, such as beverages and condiments, would not be banned.

The ban on single-use plastics will be considered for a first reading by the City Council on May 28. If approved on May 28 and at a second reading on June 11, the ordinance would typically be effective in 30 days. However, the Sustainability Commission is recommending a one year phase-in period. During the phase-in period, the commission proposes to conduct educational campaigns to help businesses adapt to the ban.

More information about the proposed ban on single-use plastics may be found in the staff report for the May 28 City Council meeting. The ban was also discussed and recommended for approval by the City's Legislative Committee at its meeting on March 26, 2019. A video recording of that meeting is available on the City website. The discussion of the proposed ban on single-use plastics is item 2B and begins at the 11:00 mark.
 
READ THE STAFF REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
READ THE DRAFT ORDINANCE BANNING SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
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