West Palm Beach’s GreenMarket Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws, Coffee Stirrers And Styrofoam Cups

by Holly Gambrell Oct 04, 2018 03:17 PM

West Palm Beach’s GreenMarket Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws, Coffee Stirrers And Styrofoam Cups

The City of West Palm Beach is joining the ranks of the local ocean warriors doing their best to combat the issues facing the environment.

The city’s farmers market, GreenMarket, has banned single-use plastic straws, coffee stirrers and Styrofoam cups and containers for this upcoming season and for years to come.

All participating vendors (over 90) will have to abide by the ban, and have pledged to eliminate the products from their stands.

GreenMarket is also encouraging vendors to eliminate single-use plastic bags and are also suggesting that patrons arrive by way of the city’s free trolleys.

GreenMarket’s new season begins on Oct. 6, and the City of West Palm Beach will be giving away more than 5,000 metal straws on opening day to promote sustainable practices. 

The initiative is in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. For more information, click here.

101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561.822.1515; wpb.org/events 

Photo courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach

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