Starting September 1, 2016, all vendors within the Town of Nantucket must comply by the Biodegradable Packaging Regulation set forth by the Board of Public Works. A downloadable copy of the Regulations and some informational documents are available below.
There are specific exemption to this regulations. All exemptions are as follows:
Exceptions to Local Regulation 71.00: Biodegradable Packaging
All of the following may still be used: - Aluminum - Small plastic containers (between 1-2oz) - Paper products - Plastic utensils - Plastic bread bags - Saran wrap - Packaging for products made off island - Packaging for wholesale products - Food banks and food assistance programs are exempt - Packaging for products meant to be consumed on vendor property (i.e. plastic cups may be used as containers for beverages in sit-down restaurants)