PLASTIC BAG BAN
There is a county-wide ban on polystyrene and on thin-film carryout bags at grocery and other retail stores.
PLASTIC STRAW BAN
Carmel-by-the-Sea has banned plastic straws and utensils for restaurants. Food vendors are required to utilize biodegradable/compostable or recyclable products.
Plastic Pollution Trainings at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts an array of trainings on breaking the plastic pollution cycle including an "Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit" to educate teachers on how to be a part of the plastic pollution solution.
THE C RESTAURANT
Biodegradable containers are used for “to go” food items. These containers are made of potato and sugar cane which are ecologically responsible.