Seattle Becomes First City to Ban Plastic Drinking Straws, Utensils
Let it be said the left never came across something they didn't want to ban. Except of course for the act of de-braining those pesky unborn children. That's the one area where the state ought to keep its mitts to itself, but that's beside the point.
In keeping with their love for putting the kibosh on things, the comrades up in Seattle just dropped the ban hammer on plastic drinking straws. I kid you not:
Seattle on Sunday became the first major U.S. city to ban plastic straws and utensils.
The full ban went into effect on July 1, a decade after the city first introduced a measure requiring restaurants to use only recyclable and compostable materials.
Plastic straws and utensils were originally exempt from the ban because of a lack of viable compostable alternatives.
Restaurants and businesses like food trucks and grocery stores may provide compostable plastic or paper straws on request, and flexible plastic straws will still be available for customers with a medical necessity, according to The Seattle Times.
Any of Seattle’s 5,000 restaurants found to be violating the ban could face a fine of up to $250.
Yes, if you want to score a plastic straw in the Emerald City now, you're gonna have to treat it with the same level of secrecy as a bathroom drug exchange. "Five bucks for the thin, flimsy ones that always crack. Ten for McDonald's red-and-yellows. Twenty for the bendy stretchy ones."
This is what happens when leftism goes unchecked. Leave lefties to their own devices and it's not long before the butt toots emerging from your hiney-hole become illegal. Under penalty of fine and/or jail time. I mean after all, "we've got a planet to save."