Rainbow colors plastic straws
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In May, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill preventing local governments from banning plastic straws, now Leon County is trying to do just that. Tuesday, the county commission met to discuss options to reduce or eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws.

clear cups and blue-and-white striped plastic straws lined up on a table in rows of three.
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A petition urging Tallahassee commissioners not to ban plastic straws is gaining momentum. It has more than 1,000 signees.  Now two, city commissioners are asking the body to consider sustainable alternatives to plastic straws.

biodegradable silverware before and after

When U.S. service members eat meals in the field during combat missions, the plastic silverware they use comes from South Georgia. Now the Bainbridge-based company that supplies American troops has big plans to ramp up creation of its biodegradable plastic products.