styrofoam ban

State Seeks To Put Lid On Styrofoam Fight

Nov 27, 2019
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Health News Florida staff

Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office Tuesday urged the Florida Supreme Court to reject an appeal in a battle about the city of Coral Gables’ attempt to ban the use of Styrofoam food containers. 

Siding with the Florida Retail Federation and upholding the constitutionality of state laws, an appeals court Wednesday rejected a 2016 move by the city of Coral Gables to ban the use of Styrofoam food containers.

A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned a ruling by a Miami-Dade County circuit judge who found three state laws unconstitutional and determined Coral Gables was not prevented from enacting the Styrofoam ban.

There will be no more Styrofoam allowed at Miami-Dade County beaches, marinas or parks.

The ban on polystyrene products, which skirts state law preventing municipalities from regulating the material outside their own properties, starts July 1.

Retailers Sue Coral Gables Over Styrofoam Ban

Jul 19, 2016
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The Florida Retail Federation has filed a lawsuit that challenges a move by the city of Coral Gables to ban the use of polystyrene, better known as Styrofoam. The retailers group announced Monday that it had filed the lawsuit against the city in Miami-Dade County circuit court.