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File #: MOT 20-009    Name:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
In control: President and Board of Trustees
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action: 2/10/2020
Title: A Motion to Concur with the Energy and Environment Commission's (EEC) Recommendation to Prohibit the Use of Single-Use Plastics that Include Polystyrene Foam by All Eating Establishments and Direct Staff to Bring Forward the Necessary Ordinance
Attachments: 1. Commission Recommendation, 2. Copy of Chicago's Draft Ordinance Under Review, 3. Link to Charleston, NC website regarding plastics
Submitted By
Laura Derks, Chair of the Environment and Energy Commission through Mindy Agnew, Sustainability Coordinator

Reviewed By
LKS

Agenda Item Title
Title
A Motion to Concur with the Energy and Environment Commission's (EEC) Recommendation to Prohibit the Use of Single-Use Plastics that Include Polystyrene Foam by All Eating Establishments and Direct Staff to Bring Forward the Necessary Ordinance

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Overview
Overview
On November 18, 2019 the Village Board received a recommendation from the EEC to prohibit the use of single-use plastics that includes polystyrene foam by all eating establishments and scheduled a special meeting to discuss with the EEC in the new year. This meeting is with the EEC to review the recommendation. If the Village Board accepts the recommendation, staff will draft an ordinance for adoption at a subsequent meeting.

Body
Staff Recommendation
Concurs with the Commission.

Subject to the Village Board's approval, staff will identify costs and resources to set up this program.

Fiscal Impact
N/A.

Background
On May 20, 2019 the Village Board concurred with a recommendation from the Environment and Energy Commission (EEC) to create a "plastic free July campaign" (PFJ) for the restaurants in Oak Park. During that time, the EEC stated they would return to the Village Board and discuss the results of the campaign. Twelve restaurants participated in the Plastics Free Campaign in July.
At the September 3, 2019 Environment and Energy Commission, the Commission voted unanimously on a recommendation to the Village Board to pass an ordinance to ban single-use plastics that include polystyrene foam for all eating establishments. The EEC submitted their recommendation to the Village Board and on November 18, 2019 the Board received the recommendation and would schedule a discussion with the EEC in the new year.
On January 7th 2020 the EEC met again to add to their originally submitted recommendation in November to also i...

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