Green Packaging

Beginning April 15, 2015 the City of Portland prohibited the sale and use of polystyrene foam packaging such as cups, plates, clamshells, and other items designed to store or carry food.  On the same date, the City enacted a fee of  $0.05 for every disposable shopping bag (paper or plastic) provided to customers at many retail establishments.  This page archives resources related to the implementation of these ordinances.  Contact Troy Moon at thm@portlandmaine.gov for more information.