CSU Plastic Policy

In December 2018, the CSU-wide Single-Use Plastics Policy was adopted. This policy requires campuses to phase out the use of specified single-use plastic waste products and reduce overall plastic use.

The policy states that:

  • By January 1st, 2019, plastic straws and single-use plastic bags must be eliminated.
  • By January 1st, 2021, single-use polystyrene (e.g. STYROFOAM™) food service items must be eliminated.
  • By January 1st, 2023, single-use plastic water bottles must be eliminated.

Exceptions to the above are only to be made for complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements or when it is demonstrated that compliance with the above will result in undue hardship on students or campus organizations.

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