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Plastic Straws Out, Compostables in for Californians

Sept. 20, 2018, 11:00 PM

Restaurants automatically handing out single-use plastic straws will face fines of up to $300 under a new California law.

Two other measures ban the use of non-recyclable or non-compostable packaging on state property and promote research on ocean plastics.

The bills signed Sept. 20 are part of a continuing statewide effort seeking to reduce plastics and materials that end up in California landfills and waterways. An estimated 35 million tons of waste is disposed of in California’s landfills annually.

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