• California won't offer straws at full-service restaurants - unless customers request them

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill into effect banning single-use plastic straws at restaurants unless a customer asks for one.
    California is the first state to enact a bill like this, and already bans single-use plastic bags statewide.
    The new bill is limited to full-service restaurants and does not include fast food restaurants, convenience stores, coffee shops, or delicatessens.
    Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into effect on Thursday banning full-service restaurants in the state of California from handing out single use plastic straws to customers unless they request...
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  • The real reason why so many cities and businesses are banning plastic straws has nothing to do with straws at all

    The real reason why so many cities and businesses are banning plastic straws has nothing to do with straws at all

    25 days ago - By Chron

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    Plastic straw bans are going into effect around the US. California just became the first state to nix plastic straws from restaurant tables. Starting in 2019, customers in that state will have to ask if they want a straw.
    In July, Seattle became the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils.
    Corporate plastic bans are also quickly gaining momentum: companies like Starbucks, Aramark and American Airlines are vowing to stop offering plastic straws.
    Plastic straw bans alone won't change much. Less than 9% of all of the plastic we use every day gets...
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  • California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants - unless customers ask

    25 days ago - By Chron

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    California will ban sit-down restaurants from serving customers plastic straws, starting in 2019.
    The law doesn't apply to to-go cups and takeaway drinks.
    You can still sip your drink if you sit down, but you'll have to ask for the straw.
    Environmentalists say straw bans are just one small way to get people thinking about how to reduce their plastic use.
    California restaurant-goers, your days of sipping from a straw are numbered.
    California just became the first US state to go strawless: banning the sippers at sit-down eateries in the state, starting in 2019.
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  • California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants - unless customers ask

    California just became the first US state to ban plastic straws in restaurants - unless customers ask

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    California will ban sit-down restaurants from serving customers plastic straws , starting in 2019.
    The law doesn't apply to to-go cups and takeaway drinks.
    You can still sip your drink if you sit down, but you'll have to ask for the straw.
    Environmentalists say straw bans are just one small way to get people thinking about how to reduce their plastic use.
    California restaurant-goers, your days of sipping from a straw are numbered.
    California just became the first US state to go strawless: banning the sippers at sit-down eateries in the state, starting in 2019.
    On Thursday, California...
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