AB 1276: Single Use Plastics Only by Request

California recently signed into law a bill that requires restaurants to hand out plastic utensils, straws, and condiment packets only upon customer request. Customers are often given single-use plastic items they don’t want or wouldn’t think to use. These items then become unnecessary waste as they–often unused–end up in landfills or surrounding environments and waterways.

Photos: Roey Ahram and John Wardell on Flickr