What is a Plastic Reduction & Sustainability Ordinance?

Food establishments are prohibited from providing prepared food to customers using polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, or other nonrecyclable disposable food service ware. Retail establishments are prohibited from selling or distributing polystyrene food service ware to customers. This includes the sale of polystyrene ware for home food use. Food establishments must provide disposable food service ware accessories only upon request by customers or at a self-serve station.

The new ordinance replaces the single-use plastic bag ban (Section 272-18, below) since it incorporates the prohibition on single-use plastic bags. 

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1. What is a Plastic Reduction & Sustainability Ordinance?
2. Who is affected by this ordinance?
3. When does this ordinance take effect?
4. What types of bags and containers can I use?
5. Are there exemptions?
6. What happens if I do not comply?