Last straw

Lawmakers fed up as plastic items find their way to the creeks and ocean


 

Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws every day, the National Park Service says. They’re one of the most common pollutants found in the ocean.

After a video in 2015 went viral showing biologists pulling a straw out of a sea turtle’s nose, many cities and environmental groups said enough is enough and stepped up their efforts to ban the use of straws and other single-use plastics such as stirs and utensils.

On Feb. 12, the Malibu City Council passed an ordinance that prohibit...

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