Calif. city closer to ban on foam packaging

MONTEREY Calif. The Monterey City Council is expected on Tuesday to approve the second reading of an ordinance banning the use of polystyrene foam packaging in restaurants, catering trucks, grocery stores and other prepared-food outlets. The law would take effect six months later.

The measure approved Feb. 3, but subject to two public readings before becoming law, bans polystyrene foam and requires the use of recyclable, biodegradable or compostable packaging

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