Santa Monica Lawmaker's Bill Restricting Plastic Straws Signed Into Law

Monday, September 24, 2018

A measure co-authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom that prohibits most dine-in restaurants from offering plastic straws unless requested by a customer was signed into law Thursday.

Bloom, a former Santa Monica mayor, has led a crusade to ban plastic products statewide, following the lead of Santa Monica and a handful of other California cities.

The beach city banned plastic bags and polystyrene before the state and will expand it restriction on plastic straws to include plastic plates, trays, cups, and lidded containers.