South Florida lawmaker wants to ban plastic bags, strawsPosted on January 31, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
A South Florida lawmaker wants to ban plastic bags and straws.
It would ban stores and food service businesses from giving plastic carryout bags and plastic straws to customers. Instead, they would get bags and straws made from natural or certain synthetic materials.
This would apply to restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, liquor stores, movie theaters, and other businesses.
Stores that break the law would be fined up to $500 for the first violation, and up to $1,000 for the second.
In the U.S. alone, we use 100 billion plastic bags every year, according to the Earth Policy Institute.