Environmentally Acceptable Food Packaging
Chapter 6.48 of the Municipal Code
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- All food providers within the City of Santa Cruz utilizing disposable food service ware shall use biodegradable, compostable, or recyclable products. This means that in addition to polystyrene, items such as plastic clamshells are not allowed.
- Food providers within the City of Santa Cruz may not provide prepared food in any disposable food service ware containing polystyrene #6 foam (Styrofoam TM) or rigid #6 polystyrene plastic.
There are no exemptions allowing the use of polystyrene foam food service ware.
- Cutlery and beverage lids are no longer exempt. Cutlery and beverage lids must be made from biodegradable or compostable material.
This ordinance is mandatory and fines will be levied for non-compliance.