Plastic Free Goleta Lunch & Learn

Thursday, August 3 at Noon via Zoom

Learn more about Plastic Free Goleta with a virtual Lunch & Learn this Thursday, August 3 at noon. This is a great way for you to have your questions answered about the City’s new plastic pollution reduction policy and hear directly from the City’s Sustainability Division. The Lunch & Learn will start with a short presentation outlining Plastic Free Goleta followed by a Q&A session with attendees. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the City’s new policy and how you can help make a difference in protecting our environment. Register today at to join the conversation! The Zoom link is provided after registering.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Plastic Free Goleta! The presentation will provide an overview of the comprehensive plastic pollution reduction policy which includes regulations to reduce the sale and distribution of: 

  • Disposable single-use plastic cutlery and straws 
  • Polystyrene foodware  
  • Polystyrene packing materials and coolers 
  • Polystyrene egg cartons, meat trays, and produce trays 
  • Mylar® or foil balloons and the release of any balloons

Since the June 1, 2023, compliance deadline, City staff has visited more than 30 businesses to answer questions and check on progress. Together, we have already made a huge difference in keeping single-use plastics, polystyrene, and Mylar® balloons out of our environment, protecting our waterways and wildlife. The more community members we have following these guidelines, the bigger the impact we can make. Let’s all do our part to reduce plastic pollution and keep making healthy, sustainable choices for our environment.   

To learn more about Goleta’s plastics initiatives and to read the full ordinance, please visit