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. 

 

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Plastic Pollution

Our chapter has multiple committees dedicated to the Surfrider Plastic Pollution Initiative. These include a countywide Beach Cleanup program, the Rise Above Plastics (RAP) committee, the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program, and a campaign to end cigarette butt litter - Ban the Butt.