FOODWARE - PREPARE FOR PUSHBACK
Various opposition tactics are used to delay or avoid legislation that addresses food service ware items. This pushback can come from multiple levels and stakeholder. The best strategy is to equip yourself with knowledge about common arguments and methods to oppose, then ensure to address these in ordinance language and through advocacy efforts.
An example of nearly all opposition tactics being used, shy of preemption, took place in San Diego, California when litigation was filed by a polystyrene manufacturer, Dart Container Corporation, a trade group, California Restaurant Association, and a handful of restaurant owners opposed to the recently adopted San Diego food service ware ordinance. These individuals and organizations teamed together to file suit against the City of San Diego with a bogus claim that the City needed to complete an Environmental Impact Review to comply with California law (KPBS News | San Diego Union Tribune | Vice dot com)