"Oregon Votes To Ban Restaurants From Offering Plastic Straws"

"SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will ban restaurants from automatically offering single-use plastic straws under a measure passed by lawmakers, making it the second state to enact restrictions on plastic straws.

The House voted 48-12 late Wednesday night to prohibit restaurants from providing single-use plastic straws unless a customer asks. Drive-thrus could still offer straws, as could health care facilities.

California previously passed limits on plastic straws.

Gov. Kate Brown told reporters Thursday the move is about raising public consciousness of plastic’s effects on the environment and is meant to encourage more environmentally friendly lifestyle changes."

Sarah Zimmerman reports for the Associated Press May 30, 2019.

Source: AP, 05/31/2019