What does the ban do?

Prohibits any food or beverage vendor from distributing expanded polystyrene. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • dine-in orders, 
  • to-go orders, and 
  • food or beverage products packaged in the Ventura that do not meet the ordinance exemptions.

Prohibits any retailer from selling or otherwise providing any expanded polystyrene product which is not wholly encapsulated. For instance, coolers made only from expanded polystyrene are banned but plastic coolers that have expanded polystyrene sealed within the plastic container are allowed.

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1. When does this ban go into effect?
2. Who does this ban affect?
3. What does the ban do?
4. What types of expanded polystyrene (EPS) products are prohibited by the ban?
5. What are some exemptions?
6. Are EPS products much cheaper than the alternatives?