Consumer Alliance for a Strong Economy (CASE) strongly urges leaders in Milpitas and Santa Clara reconsider any efforts to ban polystyrene (PS) food and beverages containers.
CASE represents over 10,000 members – entrepreneurs, small business owners, farmers and consumers – who are concerned about public policy issues that impact their businesses, their lives and their future. CASE is unique because it is a true grassroots non-partisan organization formed by real people to make sure California’s economy is not harmed by ill-conceived political agendas.
CASE recognizes that bans are likely to hurt small businesses because they limit choice and increase the cost to do business. PS is one of the most cost-effective materials for foodservice containers used by local restaurants, coffeehouses, yogurt shops, fast food and take-out facilities, and catering operators. It costs 2 to 3 times less than paper-based compostable or reusable products. A ban is simply a hidden tax on small business owners who must pass the cost on to their customers.