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On Tuesday afternoon, 650 California restaurants along with numerous local Chambers of Commerce signed a coalition letter urging lawmakers to oppose Sen. Alan Lowenthal’s proposed bill (SB 568) to ban polystyrene foam containers in the state.
Prohibiting the use of polystyrene take-out packaging would deal a serious financial blow to food vendors throughout California, including Gary Honeycutt, who said the bill would force him to spend thousands on more expensive, less practical containers for his restaurant’s popular breakfast omelets.
In the above Fox News clip, restaurant owner Lorraine Salazar tells a similar story, calling attention to the exemptions Lowenthal grants to government operations, despite placing a heavy burden on California businesses.
Here are some points to keep in mind, as outlined in the alert:
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