Berkeley Passes Far-Reaching Ban on Disposable Foodware

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The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban all take-out foodware--including containers, straws and utensils--that cannot be composted. The ban, to take effect in January 2020, will also require merchants to charge customers 25 cents for a disposable cup. Starting in July 2020, all dine-in foodware must be reusable. We'll talk about the new ordinance with its author, Berkeley Councilmember Sophie Hahn.


Sophie Hahn, member, Berkeley City Council, author of the disposable foodware ordinance

Stuart Baker, executive director, Telegraph Business Improvement District