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Not just straws: Single-use plastics ban effective Jan. 1

2 Edmonds food-service businesses have already taken action


Last updated 11/21/2019 at 12:30pm

Kali Albright

At Kelnero, this is an example of a drink the owners believe needs to be served with a straw, in this case a reusable polypropylene one. The drink is called" A Fish in the Punsch Bowl." Punsch is a Swedish spirit, similar to spiced rum.

Starting Jan. 1, it will be illegal in the city of Edmonds for any restaurant, café, grocery store, coffee shop, cafeteria, or other food service business to sell or provide for consumption, on or off premises, food and beverage items in single-use plastic containers.

Any person or business violating the ban on single-use plastic containers and utensils is subject to a civil penalty of $100. The penalty for a second or subsequent offense within two years of any previous offense shall be $250.

The rule is per City ordinances 4139 and 4145.

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