City Proposes New Food Serviceware Requirements

Businesses Invited to Attend Discussion on Proposed Compostable Food Service Product Requirements
Posted on 07/17/2019
Compostable takeout container.

The Burien City Council is discussing a new proposed law requiring that all food service products be made of compostable materials due to concerns about the effects of plastics on the natural environment. The City Council has asked the Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) to provide recommendations on a draft compostable food service product law that would require that all food service products be made of compostable materials. This new law would also ban the use of all plastic food service products, including recyclable plastic products.

In order to gather feedback from Burien businesses about the potential law, the BEDP is hosting a business roundtable on July 26. Businesses will have the opportunity to learn more about what materials would be banned under the proposed law, what exemptions are allowed under the current draft language, and more information on options for procuring compostable food service products.

All Burien business members are invited.

When: July 26, 7:30–9 a.m.
Burien City Hall, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room, 400 SW 152nd Ave SW

Invited participants will include a representative of Zero Waste Washington, members of City staff, compostable material providers, and Burien business owners representing a variety of businesses that may be affected.

The BEDP is an advisory group to City Council comprised of Burien business owners and residents interested in promoting economic development.