Polystyrene Ban Bylaw

Polystyrene Bylaw Information Meeting 12/7/16

The Polystyrene Education and Outreach Committee has scheduled an information meeting for businesses and residents. The information meeting will be held in the Hearing Room at the Town House (22 Monument Square) on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 7:00PM. There will be ample time for any questions pertaining to the bylaw.

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Background

                                                                                       

At the April 2016 Town Meeting, Concord residents voted to enact a bylaw which bans 
polystyrene (EPS foam and #6 Rigid Plastic) food service ware and packaging in Concord FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.  


RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS are permitted to sell polystyrene products as long as environmentally friendly alternatives are clearly displayed in the store. The general intent of the bylaw is to reduce negative environmental and health impacts of polystyrene products via the use of alternative products. The bylaw goes into effect January 1, 2017.

For questions pertaining to the bylaw, contact Concord Public Works at 978-318-3240.

Additional information can be found on the Polystyrene Education and Outreach Committee web page.