City Of Charleston Bans Plastic Bags, Straws, And Foam
Dec 05, 2018 09:35AM
By Kathleen Maris
City staff conducted surveys this year and in 2017 to gauge support among businesses and residents for a ban, and both showed roughly 99 percent of respondents were in favor of it.
While the city’s ordinance is now official, businesses will have until Jan. 1, 2020, to discontinue their use of straws and plastic and foam containers, and they have an option of extending the deadline another year if needed.