Palo Alto, California approves sweeping single-use plastics ban

June 11, 2019 by maitreyi.karthik@climate-connect.com

(Source: Waste Dive) The ban’s implementation represents phase one of Palo Alto’s 2018 Zero Waste Plan to divert 95% of its waste from landfills and reduce 80% of greenhouse gases by 2030. The second phase — slated for 2021 implementation — would require all food service establishments to charge for non-reusable cups and containers, provide reusable foodware to all dine-in customers, and install dishwashers. The final phase, which the city plans to implement in 2025, would require establishments to provide reusable foodware for all takeout orders. Read full article….

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