Los Angeles County has begun enforcing a new ordinance that requires restaurants and food facilities in unincorporated areas to use only recyclable or compostable food ware. The aim is to reduce waste and fossil fuels. Full-service restaurants must use reusable food service ware for dine-in customers.
The ban also prohibits the sale or rental of single-use coolers, packaging, plastic peanuts, and pool toys except for those encased in durable material. Enforcement will begin with outreach and education, with violators facing fines of up to $100 per day.