Morro Bay’s City Council is expected to consider a ban on Styrofoam in January.
In September, the council directed city staff to develop an ordinance for consideration that would regulate “the use and sale of expanded polystyrene food containers and products in the city,” according to the city’s website. Expanded polystyrene is commonly called Styrofoam.
City officials believe the ordinance would help to protect Morro Bay’s natural environment and reduce waste sent to landfills.
The Public Works Advisory Board will discuss the proposed ordinance at its Jan. 20 meeting, and the council will discuss the proposal at its Jan. 26 meeting.
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