Why is the City of Silverton banning polystyrene?
  • It is the City's desire to protect the natural environment and public health.
  • Polystyrene constitutes a large portion of the litter in area landfills and public places.
  • When introduced to the environment polystyrene breaks into smaller non-biodegradable pieces that harm/kill marine life and other wildlife.
  • Alternatives to polystyrene are readily available.  

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1. Why is the City of Silverton banning polystyrene?
2. What packaging products are made from polystyrene and will be regulated by Ordinance No. 19-02?
3. What packaging products are not regulated by Ordinance No. 19-02?
4. Who does this ordinance affect?
5. What does this mean to the affected establishments?
6. When does Ordinance No. 19-02 become enforceable?