Seattle has officially banned restaurants from giving customers plastic straws with their drinks for environmental reasons, becoming the first major U.S. city to do so.
Food service locations that fail to comply with the official ordnance can be fined $250.
The use of Styrofoam packaging in food service was banned in 2009.
Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Should a customer ask for one, said straw will have to be not just biodegradable but compostable under Seattle's exacting city-level standards. Nor does any serious research justify targeting straws: The oft-cited figure that Americans use 500 million plastic straws a day comes from a survey conducted by a 9-year-old. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday.
California's Legislature is considering statewide restrictions, but not an outright ban, on single-use plastic straws.
Rescuers have freed four boys trapped in Thai cave The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice game. Four boys have been confirmed rescued from the cave in northern Thailand where they have been trapped for two weeks .
Greenpeace says 40% of plastics in the ocean are from single-use plastics, KIRO reported.
New York City and Los Angeles are said to be considering a similar ban on non-compostable straws and utensils. The city then required that compostable or recyclable food service items, including plastic straws and utensils, be used beginning in 2010.
Flexible plastic straws for customers who require them for medical reasons are exempt from the ban.
More than 200 restaurants in the city voluntarily adopted the ban past year, stopping millions of straws from entering the waste stream, according to the Lonely Whale Foundation, an environmental group running the "Strawless in Seattle" campaign.
According to the Strawless Ocean campaign, straws can ruin loads of recycling because majority aren't heavy enough to make it through industrial recycling sorters.
Late strikes from Asif Ali, who remained unbeaten on 37, helped lift Pakistan to a competitive - and ultimately winning - total. Pakistan started off the chase in a dismal manner as they lost two wickets in first over to get reduced to 2/2.
It's come down to four teams and how many would have predicted an all-European lineup in the semi-final. Forward Fedor Smolov received a rousing reception despite making a mess of Russia's penalty kicks.
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Actress Gal Gadot surprised patients at a Virginia children's hospital on Friday while dressed in her " Wonder Woman " costume. He also shared a video of a mother of a 5-year-old speaking about how Gadot's visit helped her baby.
The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice game. Thirteen foreign cave diving experts have entered the cave to join the rescue operation since 10:00 local time on Sunday.
Tropical Storm Beryl is moving west-northwestward at 26 miles per hour toward the Lesser Antilles, according to the 8 a.m. It was centered 210 miles (335 kilometers) east of Martinique and was moving west-northwestward at 23 mph (37 kph).
While Chris is expected to become a hurricane, it will stay offshore and head to sea, according to the storm center. Beryl has weakened to a remnant low, but it will still bring gusty winds and heavy rain bands Lesser Antilles.
Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, have had a long rivalry that dates to their junior golf days in Southern California. In fact, the match nearly took place July 3 , Mickelson said , but the details couldn't be worked out in time.
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The England total was mainly built on their opening partnership of 94 in eight overs, between Jason Roy and Jos Buttler . Asked if the conversation with Root is among the toughest he has had as captain , Morgan said: "Yes".
The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday said: "I'm ready to adapt our offer should the UK's red lines change". Britain's Secretary of State for Departing the EU David Davis arrives in Downing Street in London , June 26, 2018.
Many fans accused Turner of spoiling the ending, the words revealing the Stark family to live on. Last month, her co-star, Emilia Clarke , posted a sentimental message about her last day on set.
Brexit minister Davis steps down in big blow to May
Davis said he had left because he feared the European Union would "take what we have offered already and then demand some more". He said he was anxious the government's negotiating approach would "lead to further demands for concessions" from Brussels.
Top UK Brexit minister resigns from government
Now some Conservatives who are pushing for a hard Brexit threaten that the prime minister could soon face a no-confidence vote. Mr Russell said the proposals , agreed after a marathon Cabinet meeting at Chequers, were a "step in the right direction".
Lakers Drop Final Game in Sacramento to Warriors
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Four boys rescued from flooded Thai cave
They had also been exploring whether they could drill down into the cave, as well as scouring the mountainside for another way in. The families of the boys and their coach have reportedly been informed that the rescue effort is underway.
Godparents to be revealed as Louis is christened today
The now Duchess of Cambridge was christened on June 20, 1982, just one day before the birth of her husband, Prince William . Two days after he was born, William said he was sleeping "reasonably well so far, so he's behaving himself, which is good".
ZTE tries to appease US
The company's installment of new leadership comes just a few days after its previous board of directors resigned. The company also named a new chief technology officer and a new head of human resources, WSJ said .