Sanibel Island ban on single-use plastic straws

 

The Sanibel City Council recently approved a Sanibel Island ban on single-use plastic straws.  This eco-friendly decision is in keeping with Sanibel’s long tradition of being a steward of the environment.  There will be a final hearing on August 7, at which time the ban will be signed, and will go into effect 12o days later.  Plastic straws have long been a danger to sea life and contribute to the massive amounts of plastic debris floating in our oceans and piling up in our landfills.  This is a good first step towards more conservation-minded behavior on an Islands where more than 50% of the land is set aside for conservation and preserved for wildlife.  To read more, visit the Fort Myers News-Press article here: https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2018/07/13/how-much-plastic-straw-ban-affect-sanibel-island/774977002/ 

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