Citywide Restrictions on Plastic Straws Go Into Effect in L.A. on Earth Day

Starting Monday, large restaurants in the city of Los Angeles will be prohibited from offering or providing disposable plastic straws—unless diners request them.

That’s under a new ordinance unanimously approved by the City Council in March. The rules apply to customers dining in or taking their orders to-go.

The law allows some leeway for drive-throughs and deliveries: Restaurants are then allowed to ask customers whether or not they want plastic straws.

The restrictions go into effect...

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