RESOLUTION NO. 2015-28
A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS TO PHASE OUT THE USE OF POLYSTYRENE FOAM DISPOSABLE EXPANDED CONTAINERS, FOOD SERVICE WARE, SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS AND ENCOURAGE THE USE OF REUSABLE CHECKOUT BAGS
WHEREAS, plastic debris and in particular expanded polystyrene is a distinctive litter concern because it is non-biodegradable, lightweight and readily travels from land to inland waterways and then out to the ocean where it breaks down into small pieces to be mistaken for food by birds and other wildlife; and
WHEREAS, polystyrene foam containers, plastic bags and disposable food service ware comprises a large portion of litter found in storm drains and landfills; and
WHEREAS, the reduction in use of single-use plastic bags, expanded polystyrene and disposable food service ware should be a goal of both residents and business owners; and
WHEREAS, the use of reusable checkout bags, food service ware and recyclable containers would reduce landfill waste and litter in our community.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Village Council of Granville, Ohio that:
Section I: The Granville Village Council encourages the Granville community residents and business owners to phase out the use of single-use plastic bags, polystyrene foam disposable expanded containers and food service ware.
Section II: Village Council encourages with use of reusable checkout bags, food service ware and recyclable containers.
Section III: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon passage.
Passed this 15th day of April, 2015.