Miami Beach bans all Styrofoam products

07/23/2014 12:36 PM

07/23/2014 12:38 PM

Styrofoam is no longer allowed in Miami Beach parks, and city vendors and restaurants that operate on city sidewalks can’t use the product.

Elected officials on Wednesday approved a ban on Styrofoam products, which was proposed by Commissioner Michael Grieco. He says Miami Beach is the first city in Florida to enact such a prohibition.

The ban was prompted by environmental and health concerns.

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