Plastic straw bans in Massachusetts (as of 10/14/19)
- Melrose (straws only available upon request)
McDonald’s and Starbucks have vowed to phase out plastic straws by 2020.
- California is the only state to do so. A law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown last year bars full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle have imposed even more restrictive bans that include fast food venues.
10/15/19 – Massachusetts lawmakers considering statewide ban on plastic straws
10/14/19 – Ban on plastic straws weighed [by Massachusetts Lawmakers]
08/26/19 – Swampscott plastic-straw ban begins in September
05/28/19 – Plastic straws are out in Swampscott, Salem eateries also trading plastic for paper
08/10/19 – BOSTON GLOBE ARGUMENT: Should cities and towns ban plastic straws?