WINTER PARK, Fla. — Starting next week, single-use plastics will no longer be welcome on Winter Park-owned property.
City officials said the six-month grace period following the passing of a resolution prohibiting the items is about to end, and as of May 11 they may no longer be sold or given out on city-owned and operated property by city staff or contracted vendors.
That includes the Winter Park Farmers’ Market and other city-sponsored events.
The following items will no longer be allowed:
- Plastic bags, straws and stirrers
- Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam®) products: bowls, containers, plates, cups and trays
The resolution does not apply to:
- Current contracts and inventory
- Prepackaged foods
- ADA-compliant purchases
- Packaging of unwrapped raw meat, poultry, and seafood
- City permitees for events or facility rentals attended by 75 people or less
- Items during a State of Emergency
The resolution is similar to a ban in Orlando that went into effect in 2019 that prohibits single-use plastic bags, straws and foam at city events and venues.