“Alongside plastic bags, styrofoam and secondhand smoke, single-use plastic straws may be the next item to go extinct in Berkeley. A proposal made on May 30 by three City Council members — Susan Wengraf, Sophie Hahn and Ben Bartlett — calls for an examination of the potential impact of a city-wide ban on the use of plastic straws in bars, cafés and restaurants. The document calls for the Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) and the Zero Waste Commission to perform research and outreach to these ends. “
Read the whole article, What you should know about the Berkeley straw ban proposal , here
Learn more about Diana Lofflin’s project, StrawFree.org, here.