“Now customers at grocery stores, restaurants, food trucks, even institutional cafeterias have to find another way to get liquid into their mouths. Compostable paper and plastic straws are allowed under the ban. People who have a medical need to use a straw are exempt.
“Failure to comply may result in a $250 fine, although city leaders told the Times that the initial phase of the law is more about raising awareness.
“In September, 150 businesses participated in Strawless in Seattle, an attempt to reduce the use of plastic straws. In that month alone, Strawless Ocean estimates, 2.3 million plastic straws were removed from the city.”
FULL STORY published July 1, 2018 via The Washington Post