Proposed bill that would ban plastic straws in restaurants introduced to MD lawmakers

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –  Meanwhile local delegates are also discussing the possibility of banning plastic straws in restaurants across the state.  Currently lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would prohibit restaurants from providing a *single-use* plastic straw to a customer dining in that restaurant. Unless the customer specifically asks for a straw.  And although supporters of the bill say they’re looking to make Maryland more eco-friendly, other lawmakers believe it would do more harm than good.

“There are some health issues with straws as far as if you bring somebody and you can’t drink out of a thing they have to suck it and what do you do with those people really harm to people that you don’t want unintended consequence on that,” said Delegate Steven Arentz (R- Distrcit 36).

Legislators add that this proposed bill would not apply to restaurant services provided at a drive-through window.

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