Miami Beach To Ban Plastic Straws
Written by Revolution 935 on August 1, 2018
Plastic straws are a thing of the past in Miami Beach, as the city commission expanded their ban to cafe, parks, and other areas on the beach.
Straws have been a major problem when cleaning up the beaches. Although people aren’t throwing them into the water, straws make their way to the water during storm drains if they’re left near the water.
We want @miamibeachnews to be the most plastic free city in the world, and we are taking a substantial step towards that goal. #MBRisingAbove #miamibeach #PlasticFreeMB https://t.co/jAOkn9FJK8
— Dan Gelber (@MayorDanGelber) July 25, 2018
Many vendors are looking for alternatives in order to help stop this issue, including non-plastic straws. According to an article written by the Miami Herald, places such as the Clevelander Hotel, Mango’s Tropical Cafe, and Ocean’s Ten are backing this movement, which will influence others to follow.
Plastic bags are also being banned at cafes. This ban is temporary at the moment, but could become permanent in the near future. Ocean pollution has been a critical issue, and it is great to see our community taking action to protect our marine life and environment.