City to Ban Plastic Straws?

plastic straws

Do we really need a law written to stop using plastic straws?

It’s back on the City of Fernandina Beach’s agenda, the conversation to ban plastic straws.

Why do we need the government to intervene? If we (the public in general) don’t want to use plastic straws, then we won’t use them. We could boycott businesses that use them if that is the message we want to send. That would force those businesses to come up with an alternative or lose revenue. But no, our society isn’t smart enough to make their own decision and put their dollars where there mouth is. It is on someone’s agenda that there has to be yet another unenforceable law written to control Fernandina’s citizens… Americans. Is this another waste of our time and taxpayer dollars? Just as a reminder… what ever happened to the “Bag the Bag” campaign? Don’t plastic bags create more litter than those little straws? What is next? Plastic milk cartons? Red Solo cups? Condoms? Water bottles? Pet food bags? Cheap handbags and rain boots?

Let’s spend our public resources on fighting crime! I think as citizens, we can handle the straw issue without a new law.

If you have a strong opinion on this topic, you may want to attend this workshop that will be held directly before the City Commissioner Meeting on Tuesday.

There is a Fernandina City Commissioner Workshop on November 19th, 2019, at 5:00 pm, City Hall, 204 Ash Street. Here is the agenda:

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. DISCUSSION ­ BANNING OF PLASTIC STRAWS
5.PUBLIC COMMENT
6.ADJOURNMENT

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