Santa Barbara City Council votes to ban single-use plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers

The City Council of Santa Barbara has voted to ban many single-use plastic items during a meeting held on 9th October 2018. The ordinance will ban all plastic straws, plastic cutlery, and plastic stirrers. The law has also imposed a 100 – 250 USD fine on violators, but specifies that they will not face felony or misdemeanour charges for doing so. This so-called civil fine will be determined by trash and recycle officers. The ban will go into effect on the 1st of July 2019.

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