CA Lawmakers Mull Bans On Drinking Straws, Mylar BalloonsPosted on June 2, 2017 by DrRossH in Balloons, Plastic Straws
Two items you’ll find at many a California celebration might soon be restricted if local legislators get their way, as a certain type of balloon faces tighter laws at the state level and the city of Berkeley considers banning plastic drinking straws from their little burg.
Meanwhile in Berkeley, their city council is looking to cut out plastic drinking straws the way they have plastic bags (and many, many other things). According to CBS 5, the members of Berkeley’s city council banded together to propose a ban on plastic straws, suggesting that milkshake, bubble tea, or soda drinkers replace them with the far-more-expensive compostable straws.
About 500 million straws are thrown away each day in the US, alone, CBS 5 reports, with many ending up in the water (again, my mind goes to Trash Island). So now Berkeley’s council is considering a law that would force restaurants to use paper or bamboo straws instead, or encourage people to bring their own reusable straws.
Excellent moved by Berkeley. 3207Beachpatrol in Australia has started a “Last Plastic Straw” trial to get local Port Melbourne cafes off Plastic straws.