Screenshot via YouTube/Lonley WhaleSeattle continues to play its role as an incubator of bad policy ideas by imposing the nation's first ban on plastic straws.
The ban impacts over 5,000 restaurants and food providers in the region.
Plastic straws and utensils were originally exempt from the ban because of a lack of viable compostable alternatives. Since there are now "multiple manufacturers of approved compostable utensils and straws", those items' plastic counterparts will no longer get a pass, the city said in its notice.
Restaurants were encouraged to use up existing supplies of plastic straws and utensils before July.
Brexit ministers quit over May's plans for soft exit
The prime minister will have a crunch meeting with members of her Tory party to discuss her plan in Parliament on Monday evening. Ian Lavery, chairman of the main opposition Labour Party, said: "This is absolute chaos and Theresa May has no authority left".
The ordinance, which went into effect Sunday, prohibits restaurants, delis, coffee shops, food trucks, cafeterias and grocery stores from providing the plastic items to customers.
California's Legislature is considering statewide restrictions, but not an outright ban, on single-use plastic straws.
The SeattleTimesreports that it's believed to be the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service. City officials said most customers will say "no" if asked if they want a straw. Under the new rules, establishments will need to offer their customers "compliant options"-for example, straws made of paper or compostable plastics or risk a fine". First articulated in September of a year ago, the new ban officially went into effect on Sunday.
Environmental advocates have been pushing for restaurants and other businesses to ditch single-use straws, saying they can't be recycled and end up in the ocean, polluting the water and harming sea life. The 150 businesses participating in "Strawless in Seattle", a campaign led by Lonely Whale Foundation, prevented 2.3 million plastic straws from entering the waste system last September alone.
He has a high basketball IQ and is a skilled scorer in the post, I think he has a legitimate chance of making an NBA roster. He quickly changed their minds however after posting impressive numbers at the NBA Combine, and was selected No. 21 overall.
After his Paris vacation, Ranbir is expected to resume filming Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra , which also features Alia Bhatt. Last Friday, Ranbir was spotted having dinner with Alia Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt at Raazi actress's residence.
Just like Prince George and Princess Beatrice, Prince Louis will be christened at the Chapel Royal in St James' Palace in London. Kensington Palace confirmed: " Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will visit Noida in Uttar Pradesh, to inaugurate a new unit of Samsung plant. The company is aiming to increase the overall production capacity by 50 percent, which is now at 10 percent.
China and some of the 16 countries at the summit signed memorandums and agreements on economic cooperation and other issues. Mindful of the need to keep relations with the EU on an even keel as his trade battles with U.S.
Unfortunately, the incessant attempts to invalidate the investigation and paint it as a "witch hunt" seem to be working . Viewers of the Sunday talk shows have become used to regular visits from President Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph W.
The sixth season, which will follow Wright's character, will not feature Spacey. "I knew the incredible craftsman that he is". The impending tell-all comes after fresh allegations of sexual assault were aimed at 58-year-old Spacey.
One of Davis's deputies in the Department for Exiting the EU (DexEU), Steve Baker, is also reported to have resigned. That agreement, at her Chequers country retreat, was meant to kick-start talks that have been stalled for months.
USA tariffs take effect, China warns of 'counterattack'
The damage could also spread to other economies , hurting business confidence and prompting companies to delay investments. Trump has threatened to hit back with vehicle tariffs of 20%, which would be highly damaging for the German auto industry.
Watch Elon Musk's Thai Cave rescue submarine in action
As of Sunday, four boys were confirmed rescued from the cave, before the mission was paused, according to the BBC . The boys sounded calm and reassuring in handwritten notes to their families that were made public on Saturday.
U. Of Maryland Answers Subpoenas In College Hoops Probe
Bolno referred a reporter to statements made by athletic director Damon Evans at his introductory news conference last month. Maryland, an Under Armour school, was generally thought to be the front-runner for De Sousa before he committed to Kansas.
Dele Alli says England squad relishing World Cup journey
We've been playing well, we're learning and we're all enjoying it. "Yes, as a player you want to score goals", he told reporters. It's another massive game in the semi and one that we will have belief in". "I think that collective has been key".