Companies, municipalities crack down on plastics – USA

Posted on June 18, 2018 by DrRossH in Balloons, Plastic Limiting Regulations, Plastic Straws

All kinds of plastics have become the target of official, municipal sanction as concern keeps piling up about the kind of trash that doesn’t naturally degrade for decades — and ends up in the ocean or the digestive tracts of marine life and birds.

Source: Companies, municipalities crack down on plastics

SeaWorld and Royal Caribbean announced this week they will no longer use plastic straws and plastic bags at their facilities, citing their effect on the environment. They will be replaced with paper straws and biodegradable bags.

“All you have to do is watch as wildlife and sea life encounter the menacing detritus of how we live to understand that action needs to be taken,” she said, recalling a picture she saw of a seahorse holding a Q-Tip.

She said state laws prohibit municipalities from banning plastic bags and plastic foam food containers.

The USA is so controlled by lobbiests that the roll of democratic government is no longer what is was designed for.