Ordinance banning certain takeout container materials passes in St. Paul

Ordinance banning certain takeout container materials passes in St. Paul Photo: KSTP-TV

March 07, 2019 05:58 AM

St. Paul restaurant owners will be required to transition to using a new kind of container for takeout meals.

On Wednesday, the city council voted 5-2 in favor of new restrictions on to-go containers.

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The ordinance bans restaurants in the city from using non-recyclable materials such as styrofoam and some plastics.

The ordinance was created in an effort to help make the city more environmentally-friendly.

Many restaurant owners opposed the ordinance, saying the cost of new containers will hurt their business.

The ordinance states restaurant owners will have two years to prepare. The ban will take effect in January 2021.

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