Portland Restaurants Could Be Fined $500 for Serving Plastic Straws

Restaurant owners could get slapped with a $500 fine for giving customers plastic straws. Starting July 1, 2019, restaurant employees must ask customers if they’d like disposable silverware before throwing it in the to-go bag, or the restaurant may get stung with a nasty fine. Restaurants will be issued a written warning after the first accidental fork; they’ll be fined $100 for the second within the year, $200 for the third, and $500 for any after those first three. Read the whole story here!

California was the first state to ban all straws. See video below.



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