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Servers In California May Face 6 Months In Jail For Handing Out This Normal Item To Customers

There is a reason why a group in California proposed to take over most of current-day California and leave the coastal urban areas to themselves. For years California leadership has run the state into the ground. California has become a beacon for hardcore liberals and as a result, the state is in major debt leading to the proposed breakup. Now, California is back in the news thanks to a controversial new bill that would make it illegal to distribute single-use straws to consumers at restaurants unless specifically requested.
Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house Ian Calderon introduced Assembly Bill 1884 which uses the excuse of environmental protection as the key reason why “single-use straws” should not be so readily available unless requested.

“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 stated in a media release.

“Conservatively, you can guess that Americans will use on average two plastic straws a day, so 500 million is an accurate estimate. But I challenge you to start paying attention to the straws you get in your iced coffee, smoothies, soda, and cocktails. When I’m in New York or LA the number of plastic straws I receive is often closer to 10 a day.”
According to CNN:
Worldwide, plastic straws are the sixth most common type of litter, according to Litterati, an app that identifies and maps trash, and among the top 10 marine debris items according to environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy.
Made from fossil fuels, they are almost never recycled because they’re too small and could be made from several different types of plastic. They simply contribute to the massive problem of plastic pollution; eight million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans every year.
Plastic straws are now the target of a growing movement to reduce their use. Possibly the first of such campaigns, Be Straw Free was started in 2011 by Milo Cress, who was only nine years old at the time. “I noticed that whenever I ordered a drink at a restaurant, it would usually come with a straw in it, and I don’t usually need a straw,” he said.
In 2015, a shocking viral YouTube video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw lodged into its nostril gave the movement a boost.
Plastic straws may seem like a minor problem, but they can help tackle bigger problems, according to Grenier. “A straw may be small, but it’s the DNA of carelessness and it just might be a gateway into solving the much larger issue of plastic pollution. They connect all of us, no matter where we live or how much money we make, and they’re an opportunity to start a conversation.”

Plastic waste has become a major problem in the world, and wildlife is paying the price for our uncaring attitude towards the environment. This is one of those issues where people need to be more aware of the impact plastic has on our world and adjust accordingly. California is once again stepping over the line with the proposed law.

Straws and stirrers rank at number nine in the top 10 marine debris items according to The Ocean Conservancy. The elimination of plastic straws has become an urgent issue for a while now.

The “Be Straw Free Campaign” was introduced by Milo Cress in 2011 when he was only 9 years old.

“I noticed that whenever I ordered a drink at a restaurant, it would usually come with a straw in it, and I don’t usually need a straw,” he told CNN.

“This seemed like a huge waste,” Cress continued. “Straws are made of oil, a precious and finite resource. Is making single-use plastic straws, which will be used for a matter of minutes before being tossed away, really what we want to do with this resource?”

Who would want to live in a place where you could be jailed for passing out drinking straws? That is a dangerous proposition and is exactly the reason why California is failing. The issue of plastic is something that people should take more seriously and hopefully over time they will. What do you think about the proposed law?

H/T CNNWestern Journalism

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