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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Good polystyrene news from Surfrider!

Good morning, from Surfrider. We are pleased to announce that on Weds. December 17th, the Scotts Valley City Council unanimously voted to establish a polystyrene food take-out container ban in the city.

This makes the fourth jurisdiction in Santa Cruz County which has enacted a similar ordinance!

For the record, you should also know that your organization was represented in public comment during this process as a member of the "WIPE OUT PLASTIC TAKEOUT!" Coalition that we cooperatively-established during 2007 to advocate for such bans around the Monterey Bay area.

Thanks to all of you for your cooperation and support! We believe the WOPT coalition has been an effective tool to move this process along.

JIM LITTLEFIELD
Vice-Chair
Santa Cruz Chapter, Surfrider Foundation
Surfrider Foundation, Santa Cruz Chapter
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu , California , the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.

For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to www.surfrider. org.
(831) 476-POOP phone and water quality hotline
(831) 476-8283 fax
surfridersantacruz@yahoo.com

Office:
2222 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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