Hermosa Beach Adopts Polystyrene Ban

The Hermosa Beach City Council has voted in favor of banning single-use polystyrene (better known as Styrofoam) food containers. 

Originally proposed by the city’s Green Task Force back in 2010, the ban is set to go into effect in 180 days if the vote stands. In such a case, violators would be faced with a written warning. Any following violations would elicit fines ranging from $100 to $500.

With polystyrene cited as the trash most often found on Hermosa Beach next to cigarette butts, Mayor Howard Fishman is eager to see it banned.

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