LD 602 – LD 602 An Act To Prevent Pollution from Single-use Plastic Straws, Splash Sticks and Beverage Lid Plugs

Sen. Miramant Beginning January 1, 2022, this bill prohibits the manufacture and the sale and distribution, at retail or wholesale, of single‑use drinking straws, splash sticks and beverage lid plugs made wholly or partly of plastic and prohibits food establishments and eating establishments from providing such items to customers at a point of sale or otherwise making such items available to customers.  Food establishments and eating establishments are authorized under the bill to provide, only upon the request of a customer and only at a point of sale, single-use drinking straws, splash sticks or beverage lid plugs not made of plastic as long as they collect a fee from the customer of not less than 5 cents for each such item provided.  Such establishments are authorized to retain and use such collected fees for any lawful purpose.
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