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Miami Beach Requires Beachfront Concessions to Use Reusable Products

The law will be fully implemented by October 2020.

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    Miami Beach Requires Beachfront Concessions to Use Reusable Products
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    The City of Miami Beach has unanimously passed an amendment that will require beachfront concession operators to only use reusable products. 

    In a statement, Mayor Dan Gelber says the legislation is a step towards phasing out single-use plastics from Miami Beach, and replacing them with recyclable alternatives.

    "Single-use plastic is neither readily recyclable nor biodegradable and takes hundreds of years to degrade in the environment," Gelber says. 

    According to the city, there will be a one year educational period for businesses to learn how to follow the amendment. The law will be fully implemented by October 2020. 

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