Will businesses be fined for noncompliance?

Yes, any food or retail establishments using or distributing polystyrene in violation of this bylaw shall be subject to a non-criminal disposition fine as specified in Appendix A of the Regulations for Enforcement of Town Bylaws under M.L.G. Chapter 40, Section 21D and the Bylaw for Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations. The following penalties shall apply: 1st offense, warning; 2nd offense, $50; 3rd offense $100 and appearance in front of the Board of Health; 4th and each subsequent offense $200.

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1. What is the purpose of the bylaw?
2. What is Polystyrene?
3. When does the bylaw take effect?
4. What are some options to replace polystyrene?
5. Will businesses be fined for noncompliance?
6. Are there any exceptions?
7. Is my establishment responsible for composting biodegradable packaging?