Foam Container Ban Approved L.A. County Facilities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a nod to environmentalists, Los Angeles County supervisors have voted to ban foam food containers at most county facilities, including restaurants, catering trucks, hospitals, golf courses and concessions.

The Board of Supervisors approved the ban Tuesday and ordered a study on implementing a wider ban. The Los Angeles Times says Department of Public Works officials and the county counsel will report back in a year on imposing the ban on private restaurants and other businesses.

Foam containers are prominent flotsam in storm drains and the debris washes out to sea, killing birds and marine animals.

Foam food containers are already banned in Berkeley, Calabasas, Laguna Beach, Malibu, Newport Beach, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Santa Monica and West Hollywood.

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  • Orion

    What’s Panda Express gonna use now?

    • bif

      Orion: “What’s Panda Express gonna use now?”

      Guessing they will have to start using MSG
      to make up for the loss of flavor.

  • Wo-fat

    multi-compartment Chinese take-out boxes, of course.

  • Steve S.

    Does anyone else wish these “do-gooders” would just go away?

  • willblogforlols

    I’m glad this is an open and closed case.

  • Lilliana B.

    i guess now it take your own plates or pans

  • james

    the city is run by nazis

  • Board of Idiots

    Power hungry board just wants to impose their creepy ideals on us and take away freedoms.

    These “progressive” idiots are causing more harm than good. Now instead of foam boxes, people will use more paper boxes. The creation of these paper goods will require a LOT more water, causing even more problems for the world these ignorant people think they are saving.

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