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Submit a Foam Ban or Other Non-Compliant Food Service Product Tip

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Some compostable and/or reusable straws look just like plastic. Help DOEE enforce the straw regulation by looking, bending, and asking before submitting a tip.

  • COVID-19 update: All tips will be addressed when offices re-open.

Foam or Other Non-Compliant Food Service Product Observed:

Please be aware: many businesses use compliant, plant-based plastic (PLA) compostable straws that often look or feel like regular plastic. Before submitting a tip, check if the straw in question is labeled as "compostable" or includes similar language that may identify the straw as a compliant product, in which case a tip is not necessary.

Please note: Your name and contact information is not required in order to submit a tip. Feel free to leave a tip while remaining anonymous.