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IRA on Packaging and Plastic Foodware Ban Proposal

Friday, January 17, 2020  
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Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd) has introduced an ordinance that would ban styrofoam takeout containers, require restaurants to serve eat-in customers on reusable plates and dishes, and let customers bring their own cups to Chicago restaurants, among other regulations. 

The IRA supports restaurants’ efforts to voluntarily decrease their environmental footprint in ways that work best for their brands and customers. 

We are working to educate the City Council about this issue, and stress how any proposed regulations on plastics need to consider the additional financial hardships that would be placed on operators and implications for safety and sanitation, customer requests, drive-through areas, medical necessity of plastic foodware and other considerations. 

Read more from Eater Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain's Chicago Business


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