Pending an Oct. 28 vote, Newport Beach could become the 16th California city in three years to ban expanded polystyrene takeout containers.
The ban would apply to all forms of PS food-service ware designed for one-time use. If approved, the ban is scheduled to go into effect April 26.
Unlike many other PS bans that only apply to restaurants, the Newport Beach ban also would apply to all food-service vendors, including supermarkets, delicatessens, stores, shops, sales outlets or other establishments that sell prepared food.
The ordinance includes a one-year exemption for undue economic hardship if there are no reasonably feasible alternative products.