Our chapter is working with the Vista City Council to pass a comprehensive plastics reduction ordinance to ban expanded polystyrene foam and limit other disposable plastics.
Similar to how the City of San Diego’s plastics reduction ordinance served as a model for Oceanside’s current draft ordinance, we have asked that Vista look at Oceanside’s draft in order to create their own. Oceanside’s ordinance, if passed, will include a ban of expanded polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) containers at restaurants along with a requirement for restaurants to only offer straws upon request and utensils for takeout orders only upon request. It includes a phased-in enforcement plan to give businesses time to adjust their operations.
Relevant Posts & Updates
A single-use plastic pollution reduction ordinance on the horizon The City of Oceanside hosted two public community workshops via ZOOM on October 5 & 6,