At the April 2016 Town Meeting, Concord residents voted to enact a bylaw which bans polystyrene (EPS foam and #6 Rigid Plastic) food service ware and packaging in Concord FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.
RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS are permitted to sell polystyrene products as long as environmentally friendly alternatives are clearly displayed in the store. The general intent of the bylaw is to reduce negative environmental and health impacts of polystyrene products via the use of alternative products. The bylaw goes into effect January 1, 2017.
For questions pertaining to the bylaw, contact Concord Public Works at 978-318-3240.
Additional information can be found on the Polystyrene Education and Outreach Committee web page.