AVON – A Colorado mountain town considering the state’s first ban on plastic foam food containers has delayed a decision on the proposal.
Vail Daily reports that elected officials in Avon say there is support for a Styrofoam ban, but not enough to move forward on it.
Avon officials say they will work on education and outreach about a ban and revisit the ban in September.
Residents debated the proposal last week at a Town Council meeting. Council members say they want to explore whether the measure should also address non-recyclable disposable coffee cups.
A new first reading of a plastic foam ordinance has been set for Sept. 12.
The council also plans to consider a 10-cent plastic-shopping-bag fee on July 25. Similar fees are in place in nearby towns including Vail.