DALY CITY (BCN) — Daly Metropolis has joined cities round San Mateo County in banning single-use plastics at meals amenities, with enforcement beginning in 2022.
In a unanimous vote on Monday night time, the Metropolis Council passed an ordinance that requires all meals amenities to transition to non-plastic meals wares. This implies bowls, cups, plates, utensils and extra will must be made out of natural-fiber based mostly supplies like paper, sugarcane, bamboo or wooden.
The ordinance additionally requires meals amenities to make use of reusable meals wares as an alternative of disposables the place potential.
Meals amenities will even have to manage their use of disposable objects like straws, stirrers, condiment packs, napkins and extra. Below the ordinance, these ought to solely be given to clients when requested or at a self-service space.
The brand new regulation won’t be enforced till October 2022 to provide meals amenities time to get well in the course of the pandemic.
This ordinance is modeled after the one which the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors handed for unincorporated areas of the county in 2020.
Since then, a number of cities together with Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo and South San Francisco have handed comparable ordinances, additionally with delayed enforcement dates as a result of pandemic.
In Daly Metropolis and different cities, meals amenities are already banned from utilizing polystyrene, or Styrofoam, merchandise.
A recording of Monday’s assembly is available online.