Los Angeles drafting regulations strict control disposable beverage straws

Los Angeles has taken another step in the direction of strictly controlling disposable plastic straws. Since January next year, restaurants or beverage shops in Los Angeles have no longer offered disposable straws, but only when requested by customers. provide.

According to KNBC News, on Tuesday (9th), the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked lawyers to draft a law prohibiting all merchants selling food and beverages from offering plastic straws or stir sticks. Whether the consumer needs it.

This regulation will only be implemented in non-formulated areas of Los Angeles. However, some cities have previously established regulations. Malibu has banned the use of plastic straws, stir bars and plastic containers, Santa Monica (Santa Monica will even implement a broader ban from January next year. The banned appliances also include plastic trays, plastic trays and other disposable containers.

There are more than 100 autonomous regions throughout California that impose restrictions on the use of disposable plastics. Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill, a full-service restaurant can only be requested by consumers. In the case of a straw.

Starbucks promised that it would no longer use plastic straws and instead use a new type of cap with a suction hole and a degradable straw. According to Starbucks, this will reduce the use of 1 billion straws a year. But some critics are new Whether the cover consumes more plastic is questionable.

Content related to plastic waste discarded on beaches and waterways or stacked in landfills is heavily forwarded on social media, and netizens are concerned about the harmful effects of plastic straws on marine life.

The county councilors Sheila Kuehl and Janice Hahn, who made the initiative, pointed out the ban on plastic bags in California in 2016, saying the move reduced the number of plastic bags discarded on the beach. 60%, while not having too much impact on business and consumers. The draft of this regulation will be promptly returned to the committee for voting, in order to make it effective in January 2019.