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Tue, Jan 22


1231 Addison St

Disposable Free Dining City Council Vote in Berkeley

For our friends in Berkeley, this is a meaningful vote and we'd love for you to share your thoughts with City Council leaders.

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Disposable Free Dining City Council Vote in Berkeley
Disposable Free Dining City Council Vote in Berkeley

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

1231 Addison St, 1231 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

About the event

The time has now come for the City to consider adoption of the Disposable-Free Dining Ordinance, which would dramatically reduce the use of disposable foodware in Berkeley.

Read the Disposable Free Dining Ordinance.

Join us to show your support for Disposable-Free Dining at the City Council Meeting!

Background on the Ordinance:

Last year, the Ecology Center joined with other plastic pollution prevention nonprofits and waste experts to craft a comprehensive city initiative to curb single use disposable foodware. We wanted Berkeley’s ordinance to be a model for other cities, going far beyond plastic straw bans to make a deeper dent in the waste and pollution problem. We shared our best thinking with Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Councilmembers Sophie Hahn and Susan Wengraf, who cosponsored the ordinance and introduced it at City Council in the spring of 2018. The City Council referred the ordinance to the Zero Waste Commission. After a summer of soliciting public input, the Commission shared their recommendations with the City. The freshly updated Disposable-Free Ordinance is now coming before council for a “first reading.” City Council will be voting at this public hearing, which is the first of two votes needed to adopt this ordinance. The second vote will take place in January, at the second public hearing.

If you can’t attend the City Council Meeting, we urge you to send a letter of support to your City Council representative. Contact information for Councilmembers is below. If you are part of an organization, please consider sending a letter of support. If you would like a drafted letter to sign, please contact:

Contact information for Berkeley City Councilmembers:

District 1 Linda Maio (510) 981-7110

District 2 Cheryl Davila (510) 981-7120

District 3 Ben Bartlett (510) 981-7130

District 4 Kate Harrison (510) 981-7140

District 5 Sophie Hahn (510) 981-7150

District 6 Susan Wengraf (510) 981-7160

District 7 Kriss Worthington (510) 981-7170

District 8 Lori Droste (510) 981-7180

Thank you! We hope to see you there!

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