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  • The proposed ban includes a provision that allows distribution of plastic straws to those who need them for medical reasons
  • Institutions such as hospitals and care facilities that use plastic straws for medical purposes will be exempt from the ban
  • The Santa Barbara Municipal Code language included in the ordinance is standard and will not result in jail time for infractions
  • Straw policies are part of an overarching effort to save resources and protect our marine environment

Recent News Articles Clarifying the Straw Ban

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