Loading prices...

Register/Sign in
ScrapMonster
Plastic Recycling April 09, 2024 05:30:22 PM

San Diego Citywide Single-Use Plastics Ban In Effect

Paul Ploumis
ScrapMonster Author
All polystyrene foam products are prohibited from City facilities including parks and benches.

San Diego Citywide Single-Use Plastics Ban In Effect

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): With the one-year grace period to comply with the citywide ban on plastic foam containers ending last month, all businesses in San Diego are required to completely eliminate the use of single-use Styrofoam products.

The City of San Diego’s Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance had become effective as of April 1, 2023. However, small businesses with a gross income of $500,000 or less were given an extra year to comply. Since April 1, 2024, all city businesses are now required to follow the ordinance.

RELATED NEWS:

Ban on Single-Use Plastics Faced with Delay in Implementation

The World Generates Record Volumes of Single-Use Plastic Waste

The ordinance prohibits from distribution and sale most polystyrene foam containers, including food service ware such as bowls, plates, trays, cups, lids, and other similar items, as well as egg cartons and meat trays. Also, single-use plastic and bio-plastic straws and utensils may be provided upon the request of customers. All polystyrene foam products are prohibited from City facilities including parks and benches.

The City press release noted that polystyrene foam litter poses a threat to wildlife as it breaks down into small pieces and is not biodegradable. They often ends up in streets, waterways, storm drains, and eventually the ocean, where it harms wildlife. Meantime, supporters of the ban is a win for the environment.

How to Recycle

Simple Ways to Dispose of Tires

Simple Ways to Dispose of Tires

Are you in search of some simple and eco-friendly methods to help you responsibly dispose of tires, then read our blog post to learn more.
Recycling and Disposal of Light Bulbs – More to Know

Recycling and Disposal of Light Bulbs – More to Know

Proper disposal of all types of light bulbs, protects the environment and recovers valuable materials.
How to Get Rid of Shredded Paper - Recycling Options

How to Get Rid of Shredded Paper - Recycling Options

Thinking how to get rid of shredded paper? Well, there are many recycling options. Read More.
powered by RecyclingMonster
×

Quick Search

Advanced Search