[Ed. – It will be interesting to hear what it’s like trying to consume a Wendy’s salad using compostable cutlery. Paper straws were common when I was a kid, but of course those had to be suppressed because plastic was better for the environment.]
Seattle has officially become the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from giving plastic straws and utensils to customers in an effort to help the environment.
Starting July 1, restaurants in the Emerald City are now barred from providing customers plastic straws, cocktail picks or utensils unless someone specifically requests one. Then, a customer should be given a compostable option, according to Seattle Public Utilities.
With 5,000 food service providers in the area, Seattle is the first major city in the U.S. to enact such a ban, KIRO-TV reported.
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