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Here's What Happens When Disneyland Does Away With Plastic Straws
29 July 2018, 12:57 | Edward Lowe
City of Santa Barbara, California, passes straw ordinance with harsh penalties, including jail time
Both McDonalds and Starbucks announced they were doing away with plastic straws, new European Union rules announced you'd have to start buying reusable cups for your coffee, while Westport announced they'd become the first plastic straw-free town in Ireland.
Despite the growing popularity of straw bans there is scant evidence that they are a major factor in plastic pollution in the ocean.
Elsewhere, the board of supervisors in San Francisco on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance to ban plastic straws along with carryout containers and certain kinds of wrappers, the report states. To keep any disposable plastic straws on hand, businesses will have to "demonstrate, in writing, a public health and safety requirement or medical necessity to use the product".
Violating Santa Barbara's plastic straw ban could land you in jail for up to 6 months and a fine up to $1,000 per violation.
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Those who violate the plastic straw ban in Santa Barbara, Calif., could reportedly face jail time.
The Santa Barbara ordinance reportedly requires a second approval before going into effect in 2019.
FYI: They are more likely to pick up the temperature of your drink and become super hot or super cold, so stainless steel may not be the best option for people with sensitive teeth.
The company will also eliminate plastic bags and use refillable amenities in hotels and cruise ships over the coming years. As reported by Quartz, those banning plastic bendy straws are not taking physically disabled people into account as many need those straws daily to be able to drink as they can't always use cups in the proper fashion or at all.
What's happening in San Francisco?
Assemblyman Ian Calderon says plastic straws contribute to the buildup of trash in the oceans. How many of these shortsighted folks have jumped on the bandwagon calling for bans on plastic water bottles and/or plastic straws?
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