There are plenty of issues that our country faces but the city of Seattle rather focus on one that is a non-issue. The powers that be in the liberal city has just decreed that all plastic straws are banned and the residents could not be happier.
Here is more from Fox 5:
Seattle has officially become the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from giving plastic straws and utensils to customers in an effort to help the environment.
Starting July 1, restaurants in the Emerald City are now barred from providing customers plastic straws, cocktail picks or utensils unless someone specifically requests one. Then, a customer should be given a compostable option, according to Seattle Public Utilities.
With 5,000 food service providers in the area, Seattle is the first major city in the U.S. to enact such a ban, KIRO-TV reported.
So, of all the issues we have today, Seattle is concerned with straws.
Yeah, that is a head scratcher for sure!
Here is more from USA Today:
A bill proposed in California would make it illegal for restaurant servers to give guests plastic straws unless requested — with the threat of a $1,000 fine or jail time attached.
Ian Calderon, the Democratic assemblyman who introduced the bill this month, stressed it does not constitute a ban on drinking straws. Should it progress into law, he said, the penalties would be nixed through amendments.
“We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon, majority leader of California’s lower house, said in a statement.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.