Imperial Beach passed their new Polystyrene ban!

On January 17, 2018, the City Council of Imperial Beach unanimously passed a ban on all polystyrene products in food establishments. Over a six month period of time, all restaurants will have to phase out EPS and make a huge stride to becoming a styrofoam free city! This campaign was part of the San Diego Chapter’s efforts to protect their coastline against the threats of plastic pollution, with help from our coalition partner, Oceana SoCal. This ban will prevent thousands and thousands of polystyrene from ending up in our streets, beaches, and of course, the ocean. Learn more about this exciting victory at the San Diego Union Tribune and 10news.

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