Plastic Straws

April 22, 2019 - 10:26 am
A new law banning all restaurants from automatically giving customers plastic straws goes into effect today in the city of Los Angeles. The start of the law, intended to coincide with Earth Day, affect restaurants with 26 employees or more and will impact all restaurants by Oct. 1. Starting today,...
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March 01, 2019 - 11:32 am
Plastic straws may soon be harder to come by in LA. The Los Angeles City Council today approved an ordinance to ban all restaurants from automatically giving customers plastic straws. The citywide straws-on-request-only ordinance would impact businesses with 26 employees or more by Earth Day on...
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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...
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Associated Press
August 15, 2018 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated? The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that...
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USA Today
July 26, 2018 - 11:31 am
(CNS) - Disney officials today announced they will not use plastic straws and stirrers at all of its theme parks and businesses globally as of midway next year. The company estimated that would lead to a reduction of about 175 million straws and 13 million stirrers annually. The announcements comes...
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Associated Press
July 09, 2018 - 7:58 am
(AP) - Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A week after...
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