Seattle’s ban on plastic straws and utensils took effect July 1, 2018, after the expiration of an exemption in a 2008 law requiring one-time-use food-service items to be compostable or recyclable. The law, which includes a medical necessity exception, can impose fines of $250 on businesses that fail to comply. Other U.S. cities have considered similar bans on plastic straws, including Washington, D.C.

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