San Francisco Department of the Environment

Plastic and Litter Reduction Ordinance Factsheet

The Plastic and Litter Reduction Ordinance will eliminate sources of litter while making the San Francisco dining experience more environmentally friendly. Specifically, this ordinance will reduce plastic pollution by prohibiting, among other foodware accessories, the distribution of plastic straws, which too often wind up on our streets and in our oceans. The ordinance will also eliminate toxic fluorine chemicals from food ware products while strengthening compostability standards and recycling markets.