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Chicago Considers Foam Packaging Ban for Restaurants

Chicago Considers Foam Packaging Ban for Restaurants

The City Council’s proposal would force restaurants to eliminate foam packaging and reduce disposable products.

A newly proposed City Council ordinance in Chicago would force restaurants to eliminate foam packaging and reduce disposable products, such as utensils, straws, beverage tops, napkins, stirrers and more.

Under the ordinance, which would begin in 2021, restaurants would be able to serve disposable items only upon request from customers or at self-service stations, NBC Chicago reports. The ordinance would allow restaurants to provide disposable foodware if it is compostable or recyclable.

NBC Chicago has more:

Chicago restaurants could be forced to eliminate foam packaging for food and reduce their use of disposable plastic under a new ordinance introduced at City Council Wednesday.

Ald. Scott Waguespack proposed that, beginning in 2021, the city should ban the use of polystyrene packaging and reduce the use of any disposable products like utensils, straws, drink tops, napkins, stirrers and more.

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