California bans restaurants from routinely handing out plastic straws, but exempts fast-food outlets.

Source: California Bans Plastic Straws in Restaurants, But Exempts Fast Food | Fortune

California, the nation’s most populous state, joins a growing list of places to ban single-use plastic straws that’s accelerated as compostable and biodegradable alternatives have emerged. Seattle implemented the first ban in a major city in July on plastic straws and disposable utensils, and other cities and have states have considered similar rules related to straws.

Malibu, Calif., pop. 13,000, came first.

In a signing message, Brown cited the general impact of plastics, and wrote, “we must find ways to reduce and eventually eliminate single-use plastic products.”

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