15 May '18, 4pm

San Francisco Lawmakers Propose Bill Banning Plastic Straws

Dean Hochman / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 San Francisco Lawmakers Propose Bill Banning Plastic Straws The growing movement to stamp out plastic straws is spreading to San Francisco. Supervisors Katy Tang and Ahsha Safai plan to unveil on Tuesday legislation that prohibits restaurants, bars and coffee shops from serving plastic straws, stirrers or cocktail sticks with beverages, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Instead of the disposable items, the lawmakers suggested businesses hand out compostable or reusable alternatives. A number Californian cities, including San Luis Obispo , Davis and Malibu already have ordinances regulating the use and distribution of plastic straws. "Why do we have straws all the time?" Safai told the Chronicle. "And if we're going to have straws, it's easy to have an alternative that's much more recyclable or reusable or washable." In the U.S., an est...

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