California could become first state to ban plastic straws in restaurants

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California could become first state to ban plastic straws in restaurants. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 7 a.m. on August 25, 2018.

California could become the first state in the nation to ban restaurants from using plastic straws.

A bill is now awaiting the governor's signature.

However, the legislation would allow a customer to get one if they ask.

The measure applies to sit-down restaurants, not fast-food chains.

But some critics say it's just a drop in the bucket of all our plastic waste, while others say they don't want to be lectured about helping the environment.

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