LA City Council Votes to Draft Law that Bans Restaurants from Handing Out Plastic Straws

December 04, 2018 - 12:35 pm

LOS ANGELES (KNX 1070) - Los Angeles City lawmakers have moved forward a plan to ban all restaurants from giving customers plastic straws - unless they request them.

The goal is to have the new law drafted and effective as of April 22, 2019 - Earth Day.

The City Council also directed to staff to look at how to completely phase out plastic straws over the following two years - considering the impact they have on the environment - ending up in landfills and the ocean.

KNX reporter Margaret Carrero:

KNX reporter Margaret Carrero: