The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is seeking feedback from residents and businesses on the community’s interest to ban polystyrene foam products at food establishments (restaurants, drive-thrus, and food trucks) and retail stores (grocery stores, wholesale stores, sporting goods stores, and shipping/postal stores). Polystyrene foam, aka Styrofoam™, food containers such as plates, bowls, cups, and clamshells as well as foam coolers and packing peanuts are being considered under the ban. The results of the survey will be shared with each City and the County, however your personal information will remain anonymous.

If you’d like to provide additional feedback, or have questions, please contact the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency directly at recycling@sonoma-county.org or 707-565-2413.

Polstyrene Foam Product Examples

Polstyrene Foam Product Examples

* 1. Do you support a ban on polystyrene foam food containers (cups, bowls, plates, clamshells) at food establishments?

* 2. If you answered yes to question #1, why do you think there should be a ban on polystyrene foam containers? Please check all that apply:

* 3. If you answered no to question #1, why don't you think there should be a ban on polystyrene foam containers? Please check all that apply:

* 4. Do you support a ban on the sale of polystyrene foam products and food containers (shipping peanuts, coolers, cups, plates, and bowls) in retail stores?

* 5. Do you support a policy of “straws upon request” that would require food establishments to provide single-use straws ONLY at the customer’s request, rather than automatically?

* 6. Do you support food establishments charging a fee, on a voluntary basis, for carryout food containers so they can provide compostable or recyclable alternatives?

* 7. If yes, how much are you willing to spend on a single carryout food container, i.e., a clamshell?

* 8. What City, Town or jurisdiction do you live in?

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