Plant Based Dishware Replaces Styrofoam



Besides plastics, styrofoam is one of the fastest growing items helping to fill up landfills at an astonishing rate.

Just as new laws are being enforced to reduce the use of plastic bags, new laws are being created for the reduction of plastic waste from eateries.

Oakland and San Francisco are enforcing new laws to ban styrofoam and have food sellers use dishware that are biodegradable. Such dishware will be made from paper, cardboard, or plant based substances from corn, potato starch, soy and sugar cane.

The ban went into effect on January 1, 2007 in Oakland and San Francisco will follow on June 1, 2007.


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