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California’s Plastic Straw Ban Could Extend to Cups, Condiments

June 1, 2021, 11:22 PM

A state ban on straws, unless specifically requested by customers, could extend to other single-use items, including chopsticks, condiments, cups, and napkins, under a bill passed by the California Assembly on Tuesday.

The measure (A.B. 1276), which now heads to the state Senate, would apply to full-service restaurants and online delivery services like GrubHub, Uber Eats, and DoorDash. The single-use items would be distributed if asked for specifically by customers, or if offered by the food outlet to prevent spills or help transport the food safely.

Delivery services also would be required to supply customers ...