What is polystyrene foam?

Polystyrene foam is extruded, blown or expanded polystyrene (EPS). It is a thermoplastic petrochemical material made with styrene. It is usually white and often used for packaging, such as loose fill packaging “peanuts” or blocks, and food ware.

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1. When does the Polystyrene Foam Ban go into effect?
2. What businesses does the ordinance apply to in Malibu?
3. What are the requirements of this ordinance?
4. What is polystyrene foam?
5. What products are acceptable alternatives to polystyrene foam?
6. What is the purpose of the ban?
7. Isn’t polystyrene foam already banned in Malibu?
8. How is this ordinance different from the 2005 ordinance?
9. Who is responsible for enforcement?
10. Are there waivers available?
11. Is polystyrene foam recyclable in Malibu?