Their complaints all seem to amount to “why worry about straws when (fill in the blank) is so much bigger a problem. “
…as of none of them ever heard of multitasking.
As usual, pollution loving conz much adoing about nothing and being ignorant…
A bill proposed in California would make it illegal for restaurant servers to give guests plastic straws unless requested — with the threat of a $1,000 fine or jail time attached.
Ian Calderon, the Democratic assemblyman who introduced the bill this month, stressed it does not constitute a ban on drinking straws. Should it progress into law, he said, the penalties would be nixed through amendments.
“We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon, majority leader of California’s lower house, said in a statement.
The bill would tack the rule onto already existing code, the violation of which carries a fine between $25 and $1,000, up to six months in county jail or both, “except as otherwise provided.” It would only apply to sit-down restaurants, not bars or fast food locations.
Calderon set out to defend the bill on Twitter, claiming amendments would be added to remove the possibility of a fine or jail time for handing out straws.
“The penalties are attached to the code section the bill is currently in. That will change,” the lawmaker said. “Amendments are part of the legislative process.”
Still, some online critics had questions.
“What about those little umbrellas that go in drinks, why aren’t you criminalizing that?” user @KeithOsmun said. “What about when they give me too many napkins?”
But Calderon’s proposal is not novel: Dine-in restaurants in Davis, Calif., must already ask customers if they want a straw thanks to an ordinance adopted last year. San Luis Obispo’s city council approved a similar rule thereafter.
Straws and stirrers were the sixth-most commonly collected item during California’s Coastal Cleanup Day from 1989 to 2014, the lawmaker claimed in a release, noting that restaurant straws are used once before becoming non-biodegradable trash.
And Calderon’s is not the only bill targeting drinking plastics. Assembly Bill 319 would require all single-use plastic bottles to have their caps tethered or otherwise affixed.
“AB 1884 is not ban on plastic straws," Calderon said in the statement. "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.”
Let it be funny, partypooper
What an awful predicament, not getting a straw unless you ask for one. Barbaric, SAD.
Face it man, your ilk are morons… the whole conservative mindset is big ignorant sham… dumbest motherfuckers on the planet.
A point of pride with many of them, apparently.
Also for fooking kaliforniuh,
it’s not a felony to knowingly expose you to HIV anymore.
Interesting that you’re worried about it.
People fail to realize that the reason that these items are found on the beach is that they(as well as plastic bags) are yacht trash. Also, do you folks really believe that the tankers bring their trash back to China with them for responsible disposal? Please.
I wonder what the Navy does with it’s garbage these days, I remember as a young “non rated” Swabby being one of dozens carrying large plastic bags back to the fantail and chucking them over the side as soon as it was announced we’d passed the fifty mile post off shore., so that soon you’d see this long long trail over large plastic bags bobbing in the water behind us, and then it wouldn’t be at all unusual for a Russian Trawler following along behind, going through the garbage looking for pics of Melania naked or whatever it was they hoped to find.
Don’t ask don’t tell…
Almost bet it’s the same lol
I did a quicky image search did find any pics of garbage bags floating in a straight line behind a boat, but did find this diagram, looks like now days they grind it up into pulp before dumping it over the side, which might be marginally better than just tossing heavy gauge plastic bags full of all kinds of shit over.
It shows them storing plastics on board and maybe they are , but like on a carrier it is virtually a small town bobbing on the water it’s mind blowing how much trash is generated…
The Chief in my shop told an E5 to give me some float test training, which involved carrying this good sized hydraulic servo actuator for our propeller heads and chucking it over the side, it it sinks it was obviously defective.(ha ha ha)
Why do so called “Patriots” love pollution?
Is this the beach where you want to take your family on vacation?
Boro is all aflutter over these small phallic shaped implement.