L.A. plans to make plastic straws available only on request

The city and county of Los Angeles both took steps Tuesday to limit the availability of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, joining the state and a slew of smaller cities that have approved similar restrictions.

By a 12-0 vote, the City Council asked for an ordinance to be drafted requiring dining establishments to give out plastic straws only by request, and laying the groundwork for a complete ban in the future.

L.A.’s proposed measure goes beyond what the state requires, but is not as strict as the outright bans in place in San Francisco and some smaller California cities.

The state prohibits full-service, dine-in restaurants from offering plastic straws to customers unless they are requested.

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