Legislators Use Back Door To Enact Straw Ban Moratorium

Legislation is moving ahead in Tallahassee that would place a five-year moratorium on the enactment or enforcement of local ordinances that ban single-use plastic straws.
The moratorium was added to another bill (HB771)dealing with contamination in local curbside recycling collection programs and how local governments have to deal with the issue in contract negotiations with haulers.
The amended bill has passed a House vote and is headed for a Senate vote.
Sierra has continued to support bans in an attempt to reduce unnecessary use of single-use plastic products because it contributes to litter and wastes resources.