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City Council to Look at Use of Polystyrene Containers

The Council’s next meeting is Tuesday.

The Novato City Council meets Tuesday and on the agenda is a proposed ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene foam disposable food packaging.

Frequently not recyclable, the containers have been routinely pointed out as one of the top threats to the environment. For restaurants, however, they are an inexpensive means of packaging food.

The issue will be tackled Tues., April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue.

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Don Scioli April 22, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Don't they have something better to do...such as paving San Marin Drive?
Joe Robinson April 22, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Maybe they can recycle polystyrene for road repair.
Nanette Brichetto April 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM
This does seem like a questionable subject for our city council to be spending time on. I will admit, the lack of local recycling for styrofoam and polystyrene is frustrating. I do hope the city council is aware that Novato Disposal does not want greasy cardboard in their recycling cans either. However, I will concede that cardboard decomposes, where styrene is likely to be intact for a millenium. I suggest the city council get out on the weekends and walk through our local parks, mid to late afternoon. Read the rules, then take note of all the rule breaking, bending and non-permitted activities going on with excess noise, smoke, fumes and even driving motorized vehicles through the parks. Ask the groups with jump houses, illegal charcoal grills and so on if they have a permit for their activities and if they are aware of the park rules. Ask the NPD if they are willing to enforce those rules - the answer is NO!

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