20 Jun '18, 2pm

Seattle's Ban on Plastic Straws, Utensils Begins July 1

Seattle's Ban on Plastic Straws, Utensils Begins July 1

Starting next month, Seattle eateries will no longer provide plastic straws, utensils and cocktail picks to customers. "As of July 1, 2018, food services businesses should not be providing plastic straws or utensils," Sego Jackson, the strategic advisor for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship for Seattle Public Utilities told Q13 FOX . "What they should be providing are compostable straws or compostable utensils. But they also might be providing durables, reusables, or encouraging you to skip the straw altogether." The ordinance will help prevent 1 million plastic straws from entering the city's waste stream each month, Dune Ives, the executive director of Lonely Whale , told The Seattle Times . Seattle Public Utilities A growing movement of individuals, municipalities, countries and major corporations are pledging to eliminate single-use plastics that clog our oceans...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/seattle-plastic-straw-ban-257973...

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