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Pueblo City Council to vote on resolution to discourage Styrofoam, plastic

Posted at 5:53 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 19:53:02-05

PUEBLO — The City of Pueblo wants to go greener.

Monday night, Pueblo City Council will vote on a resolution to encourage local retail and food businesses to stop using Styrofoam and other single use plastics.

Councilman Larry Atencio said this resolution is aimed at protecting Pueblo's natural environment and was proposed after researching that 8 million metric tons of plastic pollution are dumped into our oceans every year.

"Well, I think Pueblo is a leader. It was a leader in the energy industry and I think we should be a leader in the attempt to get away from Styrofoam materials that endanger the environment," Atencio said.

A presentation will be given Monday night before the issue is voted on.