On January 1, 2020, the University of California expanded plastic packaging foam ban took effect. While UC Santa Barbara Procurement is proactively working with major contracted suppliers on compliance with the ban, the majority of campus purchases are off-contract and suppliers may not be aware of the policy.
Procurement and Facilities Management are collaborating to collect product and vendor information from the campus community to help ensure that all suppliers are made aware of and adhere to the systemwide packaging foam ban.
Please use this 3-minute form to report orders you receive that contain any type of foam in their packaging.
*Note that existing supplier contracts will not be impacted until they are amended or extended, and some suppliers have been approved for an exemption with Procurement Services as they work to phase out foam in coming years.