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Tampa City Council Resolves to Restrict Single-Use Plastics and Styrofoam

Tampa, Florida (September 3, 2020)--The Tampa City Council unanimously passed a resolution today supporting the restriction of single-use plastics and styrofoam on City properties.  The City of Tampa’s Sustainability and Resilience Officer, Whit Remer, presented the resolution to the Tampa City Council as part of Mayor Jane Castor’s vision for Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow by establishing sustainable best practices.

“Tampa’s environmental future depends on our actions today,” says Mayor Jane Castor. “By moving away from styrofoam, we can create a more sustainable and resilient City—which is one of the core pillars of Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow and our commitment to sustainability & resilience in everything we do. This is one small, yet important, step that we can take today to make a big impact on our future for generations to come.” Single-use plastics and styrofoam are not recyclable in the City of Tampa’s recycling program. These items pose several threats to our environment, waterways, and waste management system. 

Ashley Bauman, Marketing & Communications 

Ashley.Bauman@tampagov.net; 813.390.7455

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