St. Louis Park council votes unanimously in support of zero-waste packaging ordinance

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The St. Louis Park City Council rejected arguments from industry representatives opposed to an ordinance aimed at banning food packaging the city deems to be unable to be recycled, composted or reused.

The ordinance does not specifically call out polystyrene, the material used in Styrofoam and many plastic products used in the food business. However, it will require that materials the city deems acceptable have existing, robust recycling markets. No polystyrene recycling occurs in Minnesota currently.

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