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Orlando, Fla., Bans Single-use Plastics at Venues and Parks

June 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Commissioners for the city of Orlando, Fla., have signed off on a ban of single-use plastics and polystyrene products at venues and parks.

Orlando and its contractors will no longer be able to use items such as plastic straws, cutlery, bags and Styrofoam containers; the ban requires biodegradable and compostable materials to be used instead.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the policy has been in the works since its inclusion in the city’s Community Sustainability Action Plan last year. Plastic straws will be available upon request for customers with disabilities, the report notes.

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