San Francisco to Ban the Plastic Straw?

Original source: SFChronicle

Plastic straws are one step closer to becoming a thing of the past in San Francisco. (YAY!)

After unanimously passing the Land Use and Transportation Committee on Monday, the Board of Supervisors will hear legislation next Tuesday that would prohibit restaurants, bars and coffee shops from offering plastic items, such as straws, stirrers or toothpicks, beginning July 1, 2019.

This legislation, introduced by Supervisors Katy Tang and Ahsha Safaí, would also mandate that a number of other products — such as condiment packets and napkins — only be provided upon request or in self-service stations. The sale of single-use food service products made with fluorinated chemicals would also be prohibited.

Seven of the board’s 11 members are co-sponsors on the ordinance.

I was there with a sign to show my support and love for this movement, together with representatives from many inspiring organisations like LonelyWhale, SF Environment, Surf Riders SF and Upstream Policy. Read more and see highlights on my Instagram story!

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