Local restaurants, markets and street food vendors in San Jose will no longer be using foam and Styrofoam containers for food and beverages starting in the new year.
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.
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.
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.
Hayward is joining a list of Alameda County cities taking steps to improve the environment by restricting the use of polystyrene foam.