Making the transition to a plastic-free life is not easy, but it is important for the future of Goleta and our planet. Learn how you can be part of helping Goleta go plastic free – watch this video: https://youtu.be/riwTyWkGwdw. The video is also available to watch in Spanish at https://youtu.be/XpCJZ1mt6oQ.
Passed by the Goleta City Council in September 2022, the comprehensive plastic pollution reduction policy went into effect earlier this summer on June 1, 2023. The regulations are part of the City’s efforts to reduce waste by prohibiting the sale and distribution of a variety of common single-use plastic items.
It is estimated that there are over five trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean and that by 2050 plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean. Less single-use plastics being distributed and sold in our community will reduce plastic pollution litter in Goleta’s neighborhoods, waterways, and beaches.
The policy 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
Learn more about Plastic Free Goleta on our website at www.CityofGoleta.org/PlasticFreeGoleta.
Thank you for helping to protect our environment.
Pictured: City of Goleta Sustainability Manager Dana Murray