A Waiter Could Do Jail Time For Handing Out A Plastic Straw

January 26, 2018
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By: Beau Daniels I assume this is all about going green, California is considering a bill that will fine restaurant workers who give out plastic straws to customers if they don't ask for one. A fine of $1000 is proposed in the bill along with 6 months jail time. Plastic is an environmental issue but I would think just require that they are put in a recycle bin instead of the garbage after use. Representative Ian Calderon speaks, “We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans. AB 1884 is not a ban on plastic straws. It is a small step towards curbing our reliance on these convenience products, which will hopefully contribute to a change in consumer attitudes and usage.” I was encouraged to use straws at a restaurant because workers put their hand on the top of the glass. The Blaze "Like" Beau on Facebook, Follow Beau on Twitter & Instagram "Like" us on Facebook & Follow us on Twitter