Restaurants that do not comply with Seattle's regulations could face a $250 fine. Humans have dumped an estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic into the Earth's marine environments; we add another 8 million metric tons every year.
'Plastic pollution is surpassing crisis levels in the world's oceans, and I'm proud Seattle is leading the way and setting an example for the nation by enacting a plastic straw ban, ' Seattle Public Utilities general manager Mami Hara told KOMO News. These small pieces of plastic are among the most frequently littered items, advocates for such bans say. Maybe you've seen that video of the sea turtle with a plastic straw lodged in its nostril, or read about the whale that died after eating a plastic DVD case.
The full ban went into effect on July 1, a decade after the city first introduced a measure requiring restaurants to use only recyclable and compostable materials. Then, a customer should be given a compostable option, according to Seattle Public Utilities.
Proposals to ban plastic straws are being considered in other cities, including NY and San Francisco. Food service businesses can make flexible plastic straws available to people who need them for medical reasons.
Moscrip said that he converted his restaurant over to compostable products in 2015 anyway, because it was 'the right thing to do.' These days, environmentally friendly straws and utensils are only about 10 per cent more expensive than the alternative.
She was one of several people recently detained on similar charges before being released on bail, the Associated Press reports . Hojabri recorded and posted around 300 videos on Instagram of herself dancing in what Iran would deem an "immoral" manner.
However, he noted that Jenner could still keep her famous pucker if she got fillers just before becoming pregnant. But it looks like the beauty mogul has chose to have them removed as she's shown off a natural and deflated pout.
Mr Davis was appointed Brexit secretary in 2016 and was responsible for negotiating the United Kingdom withdrawal from the EU. Denying that he wanted to unseat the prime minister, he said he would now "argue for being as firm as possible".
Witnesses said some staffers died or were injured while leaping from windows or walls in an effort to escape. Abdinasir Said Muse, the deputy minister of security, was among those rescued from the compound.
With a fair bit of the transfer window still left, there can be some late movement and we should all keep our eyes open for that. But the move is believed to still be alive with talks set to continue when the winger returns from World Cup duty with France .
The TV aired a cell phone video footage, showing the air defence missiles twinkling in the night chasing the Israeli targets. After bombing Iranian units in Syria in retaliation, an Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire.
Tekirdağ governor Mehmet Ceylan said injured people have been evacuated from the scene of the accident with helicopters. A passenger train has derailed in northwest Turkey, leading to deaths and injuries, according to local media reports.
Due to security-related issues, several diversions have been announced by the Noida police for today starting at 4 PM till 9 PM. Samsung also manufactures refrigerators, television panels, smartphones, feature phones, etc at this particular factory.
Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard responded to the attack by launching six missiles into eastern Syria, targeting ISIL. Meanwhile, Qassemi said that economic ties between Iran and Germany are on their normal path.
A five-second penalty [for Vettel in France] and a 10-second penalty doesn't feel. "I took the 10 seconds and kept fighting". He then quoted his team's Technical Director, James Allison , to suggest another explanation.
China Trade War Starts
But the thing is some say the trade war started this morning, and in a war, it's not always calm or controllable or rational. The products, all sold on Chinese e-commerce platforms, ranged from pet food to mixed nuts and whiskey.
Long Putts Key Irish Open Playoff Win for Russell Knox
There are plenty of big names trailing in Fox's wake, including Rory McIlroy wh is tied for 30th at one-under par. Fox's putt dramatically lipped out for his birdie to force a second playoff hole and gave Knox the win.
Warframe coming to Nintendo Switch
Digital Extremes' Warframe has had a great run so far on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with over 38 million registered players. There's no release date for the Switch version now , but you can check out the announcement trailer below.
Hierro leaves job as Spain coach after World Cup exit
Spain lead Group B in the opening round of the World Cup, beating Iran 1-0 and tying with both Portugal and Morocco. He replaced former coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before the World Cup started last month.
Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns
He said he was anxious the government's negotiating approach would "lead to further demands for concessions" from Brussels. But Mr Davis, who signed up to the plan agreed by the cabinet at Chequers on Friday, has now quit.
Divers re-enter cave as Thai rescue restarts
One particularly touching note from another boy said: "I'm doing fine, but the air is a little cold, but don't worry". On Sunday, divers rescued four, and plans were underway to go back in for a second rescue early Monday morning.
Stocks rise as investors cheer jobs report
USA stocks traded on an upbeat note on Friday as investor sentiment was bolstered by encouraging jobs data. While China accused Washington of triggering the "largest-scale trade war", US stock indexes rose.
Raleigh native Simpson fires 61, leads at The Greenbrier
Then the 23-year-old Spaniard drove into a fairway bunker on No. 1 and compounded the error by three-putting from long range. Kirk wasted no time in picking up from where she left off past year , when she won the inaugural edition of the tournament.