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Sebastopol bans Styrofoam food containers amid growing alarm about single-use plastics

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Polystyrene recycling tip floor

Recology general manger Fred Stemmler cuts in to a bag of foam that was thrown in to home recycling by a homeowner, to make sure there is nothing non-recyclable in the bag. Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

Recology mrf sort line

Workers sort out all types of recyclables including garbage and styrofoam, discarded by homeowners in to recycle cans, at Recology in Santa Rosa. Misters are used to keep the dust down as the materials are sorted. Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

Recology tip floor

Recyclables are scooped up for sorting at Recology in Santa Rosa, Friday. Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

Polystyrene 6

Polystyrene floats in the breeze at Recology in Santa Rosa. Kent Porter / The Press Democrat