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.

Guests:

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

Stuart Baker, executive director, Telegraph Business Improvement District

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