Surge in demand for paper straws expected as California, Houston, others add to pending bans on plastic straws [From the web links]

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Surge in demand for paper straws expected as California, Houston, others add to pending bans on plastic straws [From the web links]

August 22, 2018 - 14:53
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ANAHEIM, CA, Aug. 22, 2018 (Local News) -Efforts to eliminate single-use plastic straws gained momentum when the state Senate, in a party-line vote Monday, approved a bill that would ban full-service restaurants from providing the straws unless specifically requested by the customer.

While many environmentalists applauded the move, it stopped short of local laws approved by several coastal cities and counties that established outright bans on single-use plastic straws for all restaurants and food vendors.

The state bill, which originally would have applied to all restaurants, was amended to exclude fast-food restaurants because of some critics’ concern that customers planning to drink their soda while driving shouldn’t have to ask for a straw.

Orange County Register - State Senate approves diluted version of plastic-straw ban in California

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Coastal Review - Dare commissioners nix plastic straw ban

Salem News - Salem schools ditching plastic straws

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