Beware of packaging that does not meet Green To Go requirements.
Often the products are beige and resemble compostable to-go containers. Some products have a symbol on them of a number six inside three chasing arrows. This symbol means the product is polystyrene, which is not allowed under Green To Go rules.
Some packaging has descriptions that make it seem like the packing meets Green To Go rules. Packaging with these terms may not meet Green to Go rules:
- Green alternative
Green To Go requires packaging and containers to be reusable, recyclable or compostable. Preferred plastics are numbers 1, 2 and 5. Compostable items must be BPI certified or meet ASTM standard D6868.
If you have questions about whether or not a container meets Green To Go rules, contact 311 or your health inspector.