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Santa Barbara Straw Ban – City Council Bans Plastics

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] The Santa Barbara Straw Ban was enacted after city council voted 6-1 to ban the use of plastic straws, stirrers and other cutlery items, earlier this month.  This Santa Barbara Straw Ban was the second attempt to enforce a plastics ban across the city. The first Santa Barbara Straw Ban was […]

Kirkland Paper Straws – Plastic Ban Hit’s Seattle Sister City

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] The Kirkland council is currently creating a report on banning plastic straws and utensils, as well as Styrofoam food containers. This is all part of a pattern in which a bit of Seattle envy takes over, causing Kirkland to try to mimic any Seattle idea.  Kirkland paper straws are stirring a […]

Airline Straw Ban Removes Plastic Straws from the Sky

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Airline Straw Ban – Keeping Plastic Out of Our Skys The Alaska Airline straw ban is removing single-use plastic straws and drink stirrers on all flights. In tandem with Jr. Ocean Guardians – an ocean conservation group – this marks another big private sector company pivoting away from plastic straws. Alaska […]

Wholesale Paper Straws – Bon Appetit Management’s Move to Sustainability

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Bon Appétit Management, a sustainable food-service company, is buying wholesale paper straws.  The restaurant group boasts eateries at major U.S. college campuses, museums and other institutions and is banning plastic straws, at 1,000 locations in 33 states.  With the plastic bans comes wholesale paper straws in it’s wake.  The plastic ban […]

New York Bars Search for Cocktail Paper Straws

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Cocktail Paper straws are seemingly more rare and valuable than gold right now in New York.  Plastic straws are being dumped so speedily that eco-friendly replacements have grown hard to come by. Bans are already affecting top New York cocktail spots. One of the city’s splashiest new drinking establishments […]

Marine Pollution – National Geographic on Plastic Straws

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Little plastics and lightweight plastics, rarely end up recycling bins; the evidence of this marine pollution is clearly visible on any beach. Straws are of particular concern of late.  And although straws result in a tiny portion of ocean waste, their size makes them one of the most prolific polluters because […]

Plastic Bottle Cap Ban – California’s Plastic Free Future

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] California is considering a ban on the detachable plastic bottle cap – which could set a new bottling production standard for the rest of the nation. California also is reviewing how plastic straws are utilized by bars and restaurants. The plastic bottle cap legislation is aimed to lessen litter and encourage […]

New York City Straw Ban – Fight Against Plastic Straws

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Local Council Debate on New York City Straw Ban On Wednesday, May 23rd, three Democrats on New York city council—Rafael Espinal of Brooklyn, Helen Rosenthal of Manhattan, and Barry Grodenchik of Queens— offered an New York City straw ban, an ordinance banning businesses, hotels, and other eateries from handing out single-use […]

500 Million Straws a Day? Fact or Fiction?

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Straw usage in the United States is rampantly being mis-represented by false statistics, the with often cited 500 Million Straws a day statistic being used as a basis to attack plastic straws. The source for this number is an unverified 2011 phone survey of three straw manufacturers conducted by 9-year-old Milo […]

StarBucks Straw Ban – Corporate Sustainability

[siteorigin_widget] “,”after_widget”:””,”before_title”:” “,”after_title”:””,”widget_id”:”widget-0-0-0″}}”>[/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget] “,”after_widget”:””,”before_title”:” “,”after_title”:””,”widget_id”:”widget-0-1-0″}}”>[/siteorigin_widget] Starbucks Straw Ban, Sucks the Fun Out of Plastic Straws The Starbucks straw ban is making headlines right now.  Faced with a growing backlash over its effect on the environment, Starbucks is about to stop using disposable plastic straws by 2020.  This will erase more than one billion straws […]

Oakland Straw Ban is a Beachhead Against Single Use Plastics

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Oakland Straw Ban is Bigger Then Plastic Straws The Oakland straw ban was voted unanimously by City Council to approve an ordinance that will prohibit the use of single-use plastic straws in the city’s restaurants, bars and cafes unless customers ask for them.   The city council claims: plastic straws pose a long-term […]

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