We need to make our voices heard, so our council members understand that their constituents care about plastic straws. Check out this handy PDF doc, that contains info on how to contact and communicate with your council member.
Tonight the St. Pete Beach, Florida City Commission votes to allow hotels to serve alcohol to their guests renting waterside cabanas. This will create a waste stream of plastic lids and cups (straws are banned) precariously close to the surf.
A motion was passed 3-1 to move forward with an ordinance draft. The ordinance will apply to single use retail bags only (your poop bags, bin liners, newspaper covers, etc. are safe) and will incorporate incentive programs as well as possible exemptions (e.g. for food banks) and a one year implementation program. Included in the directive is a consideration for including local findings and feedback.