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Truckee eyes single-use foodware regulations

Hannah Jones, Sierra Sun
February 21, 2020

The Town of Truckee is looking to adopt regulations to reduce single-use foodware items.

“Ultimately what we’re trying to do is reduce the amount of waste that we’re generating in the first place,” said Erica Mertens of Keep Truckee Green.

Regulations could require restaurants to provide single-use items only upon request, or require them to charge a fee on single use items. A 10- or 25-cent fee would be kept by businesses and invested into a reusable foodware, according to a staff report.

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