TRA News Now - Plastic Straws

Aug 15

Many TRA members have been inquiring about straws because their customers have been asking questions about them. The restaurant industry is facing increasing pressure from environmental and consumer groups to curtail, or even ban the use of single-use plastic straws. 

This is because an alarming amount of plastic trash is ending up in the ocean. Even though straws make up only a tiny fraction of this trash, they have become a target – and a few cities have started responding. In our latest two-minute TRA News Now, find out the latest news on straws, what’s happening, and what you need to know now. 

Did you know that TRA has an entire library of News Now videos available for viewing? Topics include labor law, local advocacy, state regulations, menu labeling, TRA partners and resources, and many, many more - watch and learn! 


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