San Francisco & Berkeley are among the Bay Area cities considering a ban on plastic straws.
Seattle just became the first U.S. city to impose the trendy ban, and NY may soon follow suit, with Mayor Bill de Blasio backing an anti-straw City Council bill. It affects "all food service businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, delis, coffee shops, food trucks, and institutional cafeterias".
"Plastic pollution is surpassing crisis levels in the world's oceans, and I'm proud Seattle is leading the way and setting an example for the nation by enacting a plastic straw ban", Mami Hara, the general manager of Seattle Public Utilities, told KOMO News.
Seattle urged businesses to use up their existing inventory of plastic utensils and straws before Sunday.
The single-use plastics ban is said to be part of the city's efforts to limit waste and prevent petroleum-based plastics from getting mixed in with compost or polluting marine waters.
Liverpool given fresh Nabil Fekir boost We will see after the World Cup . "Despite his injury he played his best this season for me so the situation isn't bad ". Speaking in an interview with RMC , Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas discussed the future of captain Nabil Fékir.
Turkey fires thousands of public servants in anti-terror purge The current state of emergency ends on July 18, unless extended for another term by the president and approved by parliament. Turkey's state of emergency, which was declared after a coup attempt in July 2016, is set to expire on July 18 this year.
Though the ban carries a $250 fine for any businesses who violate it, city officials told The SeattleTimes that the focus for the next year will be more on educating and assisting businesses with compliance than on enforcement. "And really taking a stand on what needs to happen, a ban on all single-use plastic products".
Environmental groups say that of the two options, compostable paper straws are preferred to compostable plastic straws, because the paper straws can biodegrade in the ocean, while the plastic ones won't. Seattle Public Utilities exempted plastic utensils and straws due to a lack of compostable alternatives. First articulated in September of a year ago, the new ban officially went into effect on Sunday.
William and Kate had already used Louis as one of Prince George's middle names, but liked it so much they chose to use it again. Seventy-one years later, they are still married and known to us as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh .
But the girl, whose family call her "Mighty Miss Maya", proved her doctors wrong, walking after just seven weeks. "She's doing it. Two months ago, Maya had major surgery on her spine in the hopes of giving her more control over her leg and back muscles.
Mr Russell said the proposals, agreed after a marathon Cabinet meeting at Chequers , were a "step in the right direction". The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others said Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned Sunday.
Sadly for Fox and soccer fans, there's a few days of World Cup silence until France take on Belgium on July 10 and then England v. Croatia are through to the semi-final of the World Cup after beating Russia/ Croatia following a nerve-wracking penalty shootout.
We wanted to recover the maximum points that we could, and at that stage we were all in pain about the mistake that we'd made. It's my mistake". "That whole thinking loop, I wouldn't say distracted us, but we spent too much time on that".
The group became trapped on June 23 when they started exploring the caves after going on a picnic following football practice. It's been 15 days since the 13 were trapped after venturing into the Tham Luang cave and got trapped by rising waters.
Lucas Collazo at the Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church, sharing a photo of the Israeli star posing with staff members. While in the DMV area, Gal Gadot made a decision to stop by a Children's Hospital to bring some cheer to ailing fans.
After Cormier knocked out Miocic to become the second UFC fighter to hold two world titles simultaneously, "DC" became the guy. Who would you like to see Stipe Miocic fight next? "You start to fall apart". "That's a battle I've got to win".
Another part of the agreement with the current administration requires ZTE to replace its Board of Directors and top executives. For the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app .
Virgin Islands - all places that are expected to be drenched with several inches of rain in the coming days thanks to Beryl . It was centered 210 miles (335 kilometers) east of Martinique and was moving west-northwestward at 23 mph (37 kph).
He also served as a reservist in the Special Air Service, the British army's elite special force unit, before entering politics. The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others said Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned Sunday.
Fernando Hierro cutting all ties with Spain setup
Now Marca are reporting that Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales will recommend Luis Enrique at a board meeting today. Hierro, 50, was placed in temporary charge of Spain after they sacked Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament.
Brexit minister Davis steps down in big blow to May
May replied to his letter to say she did not agree "with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at cabinet on Friday". Davis also served as a reservist in the Special Air Service, the British army's elite special force unit.
Squawking unsteadily… seagulls drunk on beach
Anyone who has any concerns for the welfare of a bird or any animal can contact the RSPCA's 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999. Animal welfare experts, think that the birds' inebriated state may be the result of feeding on brewery waste.
Moe Wagner drops double-double against Warriors
Jackson had 13 points , six rebounds, one assist and a steal for the Pelicans in 13 minutes of play before being sidelined. Swanigan shot 3 of 6 from the field, including making a 3-pointer, while also hitting 4 of 5 free throws.
Sebastian Vettel shrugs off neck pain to 'fight like a lion'
Red Bull boss Christian Horner was of the same opinion. "This is the greatest race of the year and the greatest crowd", he added. Raikkonen was alongside on the inside heading into Turn 3 but Hamilton braked later, leaving space for the Ferrari at the apex.
Ten dead, 73 injured after passenger train derails in Turkey
According to reports, the train was travelling from Uzunkopru to Instanbul and came off the rails in the Tekirdag Corlu district. Over 100 ambulances have been sent to the scene, TRT Haber said, quoting Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyüp Gümüş.
Hales leads England to dramatic win over India
Despite Bristol being a small crowd he should have automatically played given his exceptional performance in the opening match. England lost four wickets for 46 runs before Ben Stokes (14) and Jonny Bairstow (25 off 14 balls) had a 37-run partnership.