Solana Beach Bans Distribution Of Single-Use Plastic Bottles At City Events

Solana Beach, long a San Diego County leader in environmental stewardship, took another swing at pollution this week by expanding its prohibition on single-use plastics to include water and beverage bottles at city facilities and events. The ordinance approved unanimously Wednesday by the City Council also bans the sale or distribution of single-use straws, utensils such as forks and spoons, stirrers, cocktail sticks and toothpicks made of plastic at any store in the city. Single-use food service ware, such as egg cartons and meat trays made from polystyrene foam, will also be off-limits.