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A. No restaurant, retail food vendor or nonprofit food provider shall serve food, and no food packager shall package eggs, bakery products or other food in polystyrene foam (PSF) containers, manufactured with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which do not reduce the potential for ozone depletion by more than ninety-five percent (95%), compared to the ozone depletion potential of CFC-12 (dychlorodifluorothane). Compounds banned include: CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, CFC-114, CFC-115, Halon-1211, Halon-1301 and Halon-2402. Food vendors may be required to furnish a written statement from the manufacturer or supplier of polystyrene foam products used by that food vendor, indicating that the chemical compounds used in the manufacture of the vendor’s polystyrene foam products meet the provisions of this ordinance. This section does not apply to meat, including beef, poultry, seafood or pork, packaged in polystyrene foam containers.

B. No restaurant food packager, nonprofit food provider or other person shall serve, sell, give away, deliver or provide in anyway, food in any polystyrene foam (PSF) products, nor sell polystyrene foam (PSF) products intended for use as disposable food containers, unless such person has developed a method for recycling said PSF packaging used on-site. In no case, however, shall such PSF packaging be used for carry-out service, nor shall such packaging leave the premises of the vendor or provider. (Ord. 3025, amended, 08/03/2010)