From July 1st, Seattle, USA, will completely prohibit restaurant operators from providing plastic straws and plastic cutlery, and encourage the use of reusable tableware or compostable plastic products.
According to statistics, there are about 5,000 catering companies in Seattle with business licenses. This wave of plastic limit measures is expected to have a significant impact. The Seattle Public Utilities Commission’s announcement pointed out that illegal operators will face a fine of US$250. But consumers still buy these products at supermarkets and retail stores across Seattle.
According to a news report on June 21st, Hala, the chairman of the Seattle Public Utilities Commission, said: “The global oceans are facing a serious crisis of plastic pollution. Seattle is a pioneer who set an example for other U.S. cities. Feeling proud."