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Disposable-Free Dining Ordinance at Berkeley City Council – 2nd & FINAL HEARING
Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm
School District Board Room | 1231 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Our first hearing of the Disposable Free Dining and Litter Reduction Ordinance at the Berkeley City Council Meeting on January 22, 2019 was a success as it passed unanimously amongst all council members, BUT, the fight isn’t over yet!
Show your support at the second and final hearing at the Berkeley City Council Meeting on February 19, 2019. The ordinance is on the consent calendar, which means it should be confirmed within the first hour of the meeting. If you are interested in attending, please arrive by 6pm. It should not go longer than 7:30pm.
Read the Disposable Free Dining Ordinance.
Background on the Ordinance:
Last year, the Ecology Center joined with other plastic pollution prevention nonprofits and waste experts to craft a comprehensive city initiative to curb single use disposable foodware. We wanted Berkeley’s ordinance to be a model for other cities, going far beyond plastic straw bans to make a deeper dent in the waste and pollution problem. We shared our best thinking with Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Councilmembers Sophie Hahn and Susan Wengraf, who cosponsored the ordinance and introduced it at City Council in the spring of 2018. The City Council referred the ordinance to the Zero Waste Commission. After a summer of soliciting public input, the Commission shared their recommendations with the City. The freshly updated Ordinance was passed on January 22nd, and is now up for a final confirmation vote.