Prince George's County Will Introduce Plastic Straw Ban

November 22, 2019
Plastic straws at a restaurant.

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Single-use plastic straws and stirrers will officially be banned in Prince George's County.

The Prince George's County Council approved a bill on Tuesday that will no longer allow plastic straws and stirrers to be sold or distributed in restaurants or other eating and drinking establishments.

It will go into effect beginning July 1, 2020, however no fines will be issued to businesses failing to comply until January 1, 2021.

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