Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance

Food and beverage providers in Santa Monica are prohibited from distributing of plastic (#1-6), bioplastic (#7/PLA), and aluminum disposable food service ware for prepared food and beverages. Permitted materials include paper, fiber, wood, wheat straw/straw, bagasse, or edible material.

Disposable food service ware items include straws, utensils, stirrers, lid plugs, plates, trays, bowls, and containers. Additionally, compliant straws and utensils may only be provided upon request. 

Due to the lack of market-ready marine degradable cups and cup lids, these product categories are exempted.  The exemption allows product manufacturers, distributors, and businesses additional time to develop and procure compliant cups and cup lids.


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