To foster a commitment to our environment, a city-wide ban on expanded polystyrene containers and single-use plastic bags begins on January 1, 2020.
Why was this done?
Polystyrene containers and single-use plastic bags are detrimental to the environment. They don’t fully degrade, overburden landfills and introduce unsafe chemicals into the environment.These materials consistently create hazards for aquatic and land animals due to ingestion. Plastic bags and polystyrene make up a significant portion of litter in our streets, parks, public places and waterways.