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California law prohibits restaurants from the task out plastic straws automatically

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It is not the last straw, but it is in the vicinity.

A new law means California full-service restaurants are no longer allowed, the automatic distribution of single-use plastic straws for the customers.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the new law on Thursday. It will come into force next year and not for fast-food establishments.

The law does not go so far as some California cities, like San Francisco and Santa Barbara, which banned plastic straws completely. But it needs customers have, the questions straws with the drinks, for you.

Restaurants that do not comply with the new law will receive two warnings before a fine of up to $300 per year.

Democratic legislators, the laws call it a small step in the direction of reducing the pollution of the world’s oceans.

“Plastics advance has helped, and innovation in our society, but our enthusiasm for single-use convenience led to disastrous consequences,” brown wrote in a statement. “All plastics, shapes, straws, bottles, packaging, bags, etc. — are choking the planet.”

But critics say the legislation, the government is overwhelmed, and not significantly to the improvement of the environment, while others say that the restriction on straw availability hurts disabled people who are dependent on you.

Some Republican lawmakers, who voted against the measure, said it would unfairly penalize, restaurants, although the restaurant industry has opposed to the proposal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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