Too many of the foam to-go food containers that we get in restaurants and supermarkets end up as litter, often landing in creeks flowing to the Bay.
In an effort to prevent water pollution, the City of Cupertino is one of four cities expected to consider a model ordinance that would phase-out those foam containers.
To help business owners prepare for the expected change, a Food Ware Vendor Open House was held in Sunnyvale earlier this month. The alternative containers typically cost more—a cost that will be passed along to patrons.
According to the City, “The proposed ordinance in each city would affect restaurants, fast-food places, cafeterias, delicatessens, catering trucks and carts, festivals, or any place which provides ready-to-consume food or beverages to the public.”
If you have questions about the proposed ordinance, contact:Cheri Donnelly
City of Cupertino