Seattle becomes first major U.S. city to ban straws

Now customers at grocery stores, restaurants, food trucks, even institutional cafeterias have to find another way to get liquid into their mouths. Compostable paper and plastic straws are allowed under the ban. People who have a medical need to use a straw are exempt.

Failure to comply may result in a $250 fine, although city leaders told the Times that the initial phase of the law is more about raising awareness.

Well Seattle,


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By J. Kb

8 thoughts on “Come and take it”
  1. As with all the insanity coming out of Seattle, a short drive to the suburbs and you can buy what you want. I don’t suspect the “straw gestapo” will be knocking on your door any time soon. ?

  2. The whole reason for plastic straws to begin with was because lefties demanded we get rid of them to save trees.

  3. I blame Disney. They have never had plastic straws in their Animal Kingdom park because they knew douchebags would drop them or throw them into the pens, and the animals might choke on them. So douchebags extrapolated this out beyond a zoo to the rest of the world, and want to ban plastic straws when the real solution is for douchebags to dispose of their trash properly.

  4. This is like some towns around me- they banned plastic bags!! Ya know, the ones they touted and crowed about how WONDERFUL the plastic bags are because we dont have to clear cut forests to make those evil paper bags..
    Now you have to bring yer own bags or the store gives you………. PAPER BAGS
    So now maybe here they will ban straws next and I will have to triple the amount of hair spray I buy……

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