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Straws by request will create environmental impact

Art by Sophie Livingston. In an attempt to reduce straw waste and help the environment, the straws by request amendment was added to the Zero Waste Packaging Ordinance. The straws by request amendment went into effect Jan. 1.

January 17, 2020

In an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic used by consumers in St. Louis Park, the straws by request amendment was added to the Zero Waste Packaging Ordinance, which went into effect Jan. 1. Under this amendment, food establishment personnel are required to wait for a customer to request a straw rathe...

Starbucks ban on straws does little for environment

Starbucks ban on straws does little for environment

Abby IntVeld

September 8, 2018

A national distaste for plastic straws arose in June of 2018 due to National Geographic’s declaration of the dangerous repercussions of straws on the environment. The Seattle-based coffee chain reacted to this outrage by following their hometown’s ban on straws. Starbucks officially announced...

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