City of Davis may ban use of Styrofoam when serving food and beverages

The City of Davis is considering banning Styrofoam when serving food and beverages.

The City of Davis is considering banning Styrofoam when serving food and beverages.
 
The Davis City Council is considering an ordinance to ban polystyrene foam from being used.
 
"I think it's great," said Chase Krukow, Davis resident. "I think it's huge on the carbon footprint."
 
The ordinance will require all items used to serve to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Plastic and paper are OK.
 
Even though it hasn't been approved yet, some restaurants that use Styrofoam are already in the transition. 
 
"We're gonna use up all those Styrofoam and then start the paper ones," said Jean Lee. 
 
She said they will not increase prices but the cost of transitioning will double.
 
The California Restaurant Association has not taken a stand on the ordinance in Davis.
However it did not support other similar bans in other cities. 
The association says foam containers are the most efficient for keeping foods fresh, hot, or cold. 
It also encourages increased recycling. 
 
The ordinance will be reviewed on April 18.
 

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