What are some options to replace polystyrene?

Acceptable replacements can be reusable OR biodegradable OR Recyclable.

If you are unsure if your container meets the regulation, have the manufacturer or distributer confirm if the packaging meets the regulation. Have them provide a letter stating how it complies, such as:

  • The product meets ASTM Standards D6400 or D6868, or
  • The product is accepted in Maynard's Single Stream recycling. (However, plastics labeled number 6 are not acceptable)

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1. What is the purpose of the bylaw?
2. What is Polystyrene?
3. When does the bylaw take effect?
4. What are some options to replace polystyrene?
5. Will businesses be fined for noncompliance?
6. Are there any exceptions?
7. Is my establishment responsible for composting biodegradable packaging?