Starting next year, Seattle restaurants will no longer provide plastic straws and plastic utensils to its patrons after a 2010 ordinance finally takes effect.
Explaining the delay in enacting the ordinance, Sego Jackson, the strategic advisor for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship for Seattle Public Utilities said “Early on there weren’t many compostable options. And some of the options didn’t perform well or compost well. That’s all changed now.”
Read the full article, Seattle to Ban Plastic Straws, Utensils at Restaurants Next Year, on the EcoWatch web site.