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D.C. bans plastic straws, here are some tips companies can cope with the change

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In an effort to reduce pollution created from plastic drinking straws, Washington, D.C. became the latest jurisdiction to institute a ban on plastic straws.  The ban, which went into effect on January 1, 2019, requires businesses to phase out the use of plastic straws and applies to a variety of businesses that sell beverages, including restaurants, bars, cafes, cafeterias and grocery stores.  It also applies to institutions that provide drinks to employees or guests, such as churches, daycare providers or nonprofits that hold events where food and drinks are served. According to the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE),...

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