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Green To Go exemptions end April 22, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:34 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham

Green To Go is the Minneapolis ordinance requiring reuseable, recyclable, or compostable packaging for food and beverages served for immediate consumption or to-go.

Under an exemption, two products could be used even though they did not meet Green To Go rules.

However, the exemption is ending. After April 22, 2019, these products can no longer be used:

  • Polyethylene (PE) lined paper hot and cold cups and containers for liquids (soup, etc.), and
  • Rigid polystyrene lids. The lids are marked with a #6 inside three chasing arrows.

The single serve coffee cup and #6 plastic lid (see photo) is an example of products that cannot be used after April 22, 2019

If you have Green To Go questions, contact the Health Department by calling 311 (612-673-3000) or emailing

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