Why do we need a straw-on-request law?

The purpose of this law is to improve the environment in the Village of Rye Brook by discouraging the use of single-use plastic straws which are not recyclable or biodegradable. These straws often end up polluting waterways, clogging sewers, and injuring or even killing marine life. This legislation continues Rye Brook’s goal to protect the environment by converting our “disposable” habit to a “reusable” one.

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