Tag: plastic straws
China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.
"Now you can finally be free from liberal paper straws that fall apart within minutes and ruin your drink."
"So today I am taking action to turn the tide on plastic pollution, and ensure we leave our environment in a better state for future generations."
"Single use plastics should never be built to last, they should be designed to disappear."
The law, which will enter into force Jan. 1, prohibits restaurants from providing straws unless a customer requests one. It covers only sit-down eateries, not fast food restaurants, delis or coffee shops.