BY BILL COLLINS
Last year, Pacifica City Council got ahead of itself in considering an ordinance to ban food containers made from polystyrene, the synthetic “foam” known by its trade name Styrofoam, which never biodegrades into the soil. The council hadn’t worked with restaurants to explain the why and the how of the ordinance, as did our neighboring cities Millbrae and South San Francisco, which already have banned poly containers.
Now the vetting has happened, and on Monday, September 14, our City
Council again is getting ready to address a source of litter in Pacifica’s
streets, creeks, beaches, and ocean.
A majority of the council already
has individually expressed support for a ban, and no member has spoken of a sham
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Scores of Pacificans volunteer regularly to pick up other people’s litter. Let’s stop some of the litter at the source. Be part of the solution, not the pollution!