Single-Use Plastics Regulation Survey

The City of Fayetteville places a high value on clean water and our natural environment. We rely on these resources for recreation, tourism, and for clean drinking water. During a recent stream cleanup of Town Branch Creek in Fayetteville (a tributary to the White River and Beaver Lake, which is the drinking water supply for Northwest Arkansas), we found that plastic and Polystyrene / Styrofoam™ were the most common litter in the creek, comprising up 26% (by volume) of total litter. Another national study found that 25 – 35% (by volume) of landfills are composed of Polystyrene / Styrofoam™ products.

The City of Fayetteville is interested in exploring ways to reduce this waste and litter in our community, including a possible citywide ban or fee on plastic bags and other single-use plastics. As part of this study, the City is asking Fayetteville residents, visitors, and businesses to provide your input.


The City of Fayetteville places a high value on clean water and our natural environment. We rely on these resources for recreation, tourism, and for clean drinking water. During a recent stream cleanup of Town Branch Creek in Fayetteville (a tributary to the White River and Beaver Lake, which is the drinking water supply for Northwest Arkansas), we found that plastic and Polystyrene / Styrofoam™ were the most common litter in the creek, comprising up 26% (by volume) of total litter. Another national study found that 25 – 35% (by volume) of landfills are composed of Polystyrene / Styrofoam™ products.

The City of Fayetteville is interested in exploring ways to reduce this waste and litter in our community, including a possible citywide ban or fee on plastic bags and other single-use plastics. As part of this study, the City is asking Fayetteville residents, visitors, and businesses to provide your input.