Miami Beach Requires Beachfront Concessions to Use Reusable Products

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.