Californiais currently expanding their polystyrene bans. The Hermosa Beach City Council recently signed off on the ban on polystyrene food packaging. This ban is projected to affect roughly 30 companies, which include restaurants and grocery stores.

Beach and ocean pollution are the affects of polystyrene. Polystyrene is a material used for serving or transporting prepared foods. They containers come in the form of plates, bowls, clams shells and cups. It is a petroleum-based plastic.

Preventing litter is the main target of this ban. People will be allowed to bring polystyrene products into the city, the city just cannot supply them. This ban however does not apply for the Hermosa Beach City School District. The ban is supposed to be formally approved on Sept. 11th and will become effective 180 days from that date.



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