09 Jul '18, 9pm

The problem of plastic pollution is global but it must be addressed locally.

Co-authored by Linda Escalante, Southern California Legislative Director Do I really need a straw to get to that iced tea? That’s what one of the bills making its way through the California legislature has me thinking about now; the small but important choices we make every day. Assembly Bill 1884 by Assembly Members Calderon and Bloom would require full service restaurants to have a straws-only-upon request policy. This change to the default of automatically handing out free straws can help reduce the negative impacts of plastic pollution and give us an opportunity to realize how easy it is to avoid small plastic items that we use once and then throw away. Even just knowing about the bill has me saying “no thank you” to straws. Single-use plastic straws are just one of the many items littering our environment and threatening wildlife. Earth’s waterways, beaches, and ocean...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/victoria-rome/saying-no-plas...

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