CA becomes the first state to ban restaurants from giving out plastic straws
Posted: 2:32 PM, Sep 20, 2018
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<p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 21: Paper straws sit soft drinks at Wipeout Bar & Grill on June 21, 2018 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley are all considering bans on plastic straws but are facing the difficult challenge of finding suppliers that make paper straws. Aardvark Straws, one of a few paper straw manufacturers in the United States, has seen a 5000 percent surge in sales over the past two years and currently is about two months behind on production. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p>
Restaurants in California will no longer be able to automatically provide plastic straws with their drinks.
Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1884, which bans restaurants from automatically giving customers plastic straws. Customers will still be able to request plastic straws for their drinks.
California has become the first state to ban restaurants from giving out plastic straws.