St. Paul Scraps Ban On Styrofoam, Plastic To-Go Boxes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Leaders in St. Paul have scrapped plans to ban certain food takeout containers.

The city council voted Wednesday against outlawing Styrofoam and plastic to-go boxes.

One council member said she felt the plan unfairly targeted restaurants. She also questioned whether a significant amount of waste actually comes from the packaging.

The city council will now reconsider a ban next year.

A similar ordinance became law in Minneapolis two years ago.

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  1. Saint Paul probably has bigger fish to fry, and they can use the plastic and Styrofoam containers for the left overs.

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