Styrofoam

Used styrofoam cups are seen on the streets. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

San Jose Seeks Styrofoam Ban; Last Major Bay Area City Without One

The city of San Jose is reaching out to restaurants about a likely ban on polystyrene containers since they’re the last major Bay Area city without a ban on the synthetic insulator.

07/16/2013

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San Jose Moves Closer To Banning Styrofoam Containers

Foam food containers are closer to becoming a thing of the past in San Jose after the city council voted Tuesday to pursue phasing out polystyrene foam use in the city’s restaurants.

02/27/2013

Trash in Coyote Creek

1 Million Gallons Of Trash Flow Into SF Bay Every Year

The equivalent of 100,000 kitchen trash bags full of garbage flows into the San Francisco Bay from storm drains every year, according to a study released Thursday.

02/17/2012

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Hayward Passes Ban On Polystyrene Foam

Hayward is joining a list of Alameda County cities taking steps to improve the environment by restricting the use of polystyrene foam.

CBS San Francisco–10/14/2010

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