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Complying with state and local laws and ordinances

As city employees, we are responsible for making thoughtful purchases in compliance with various state and local laws and ordinances that pertain to items like paper products and food service ware.  

SB 1383, the statewide climate pollutant reduction law, requires that all paper products purchased by the city contain a minimum percentage of post-consumer recycled content, generally 30% with some caveats.  

The Marin County and City of San Rafael Reusable Foodware Ordinance contains additional specifications for 100% compostable or reusable food ware.  

More information about SB 1383 compliant paper products as well as compostable food ware can be found on the Green Purchasing Protocols page.

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