Retaurant Owners Speak Out Against Ban on Take-Out Containers

On behalf of local restaurants in Encinitas, the Chamber spoke in opposition of the proposed foam take-out containers ban at a press conference held by the California Restaurant Association San Diego Chapter (CRA).

After careful consideration of the proposed legislation’s impact on family-owned restaurants and small businesses, the Chamber instead supports a more comprehensive recycling program that will quantifiably reduce waste and bring San Diego County closer to achieving its zero waste goals.

We believe the best way to move forward is to unite stakeholders to develop a policy which does not penalize small local businesses but – instead – benefits everyone. The Chamber encourages the Council to postpone their hearing on November 9 and sit down with the coalition to support an alternative approach, such as Renew Encinitas.

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