Plastic Reduction Ordinances

Discover Plastic Reduction Ordinances

The citywide plastic straw/stirrer ban is underway. Learn more by reading through the factsheet below.

Three ordinances were adopted to support the City’s waste reduction and recycling goals, promote environmental health, protect wildlife, and conserve resources. In conjunction with these ordinances, the city is launching the #PlasticFreeNBV campaign along with a certification program for businesses to pledge to reduce and/or remove certain types of plastics from their establishments.

  • Ordinance 2015-014¬†This ordinance prohibits the sale and use of expanded polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam) within the City.
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  • Ordinance 2018-10 This ordinance prohibits the distribution, sale of use of plastic straws.
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  • Ordinance 2019-010 would¬†prohibit the use/distribution or sale of single-use plastics.
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  • Resolution 2019-079 urges the state legislature to approve Senate Bill 182 and any companion house bills to repeal the preemption of local laws regarding the use or sale of single use plastics.
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