02 Aug '18, 5pm

VICTORY #40 - San Francisco bans plastic straws! @surfridersf

VICTORY #40 - San Francisco bans plastic straws! @surfridersf

Victory! San Francisco passed the Plastic, Toxics and Litter Reduction Ordinance this week in response to the outcry against marine plastic pollution. After three years of groundwork by the Surfrider Foundation San Francisco Chapter and allies to raise awareness and build a movement to reduce the use of single-use plastic straws, San Francisco has adopted an ordinance that will ban the sale and distribution of single-use plastic and bio-plastic straws, utensils, stirrers and similar items, in addition to foodware containers that contain fluorinated chemicals. The ordinance further requires that all single-use foodware and accessories must be compostable (accepted by the city’s composting program) or recyclable. Single-use plastic and bio-plastic straws have proven to be problematic forms of litter, especially in marine environments, as they do not break down. San Francisco...

Full article: https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/san-francisc...

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