The Plastic Straw Ban Now has an Enforcer
Article from The Daily Wire by Paul Bois.
With all the municipal governments banning the use of plastic straws, somebody has to be the guy that enforces it. In our nation’s capital, that man is Zach Rybarczyk, an inspector for the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment, who goes from restaurant to restaurant issuing notices to any violators, reports the Anchorage Daily News.
Rybarczyk described his recent patrol of D.C.’s Union Station food court, where one violator, the Chinese restaurant Lotus Express, was issued a warning: Should the restaurant fail to eliminate their stash of plastic straws, they would be fined up to $800.
“At Lotus Express, the inspector, one of three dispatched by the city to check cafeterias, bars and restaurants, scribbled the restaurant’s name on the paper sleeve of the plastic straw and tucked it into his back pocket, along with two others from scofflaw restaurants,” reports the Anchorage Daily News. “He planned to later check whether they floated in water, another telltale sign of prohibited plastic.”
Julie Lawson, director of D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s Office of the Clean City, told the Anchorage Daily News that plastic straws will soon become as socially unacceptable as tobacco.
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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Yeah, STRAWS are ILLEGAL, but DON’T BOTHER TO PUT ILLEGAL ALIENS in a jail!!! What has society come to… insane… Illegals COST Americans BILLIONS of dollars EVERY YEAR, but somehow these idiot governments have money to hire “Straw Inspectors”…
I could not have said it any better…
And all those permanent straw purchases that you carry around will congeal bacteria unless they are sanitized constantly. Paper straws especially recycled will collapse so I am of the opinion we are going backwards in health concerns. Some people need straws to drink. Of course diapers haven’t been banned they just keep filling our dumps. A little ole plastic straw ban will save our world. The Crats are conveniently silent on diapers. We need to go back to cloth diapers and the old fashioned 1940s pants to cover them. We wouldn’t want plastic soakers such as we used in the sixties and seventies. Cmon Moms put your actions where your mouths are!
Our Government has contracted STUPID. When will it ever stop?
For all you know the inspector could have been an illegal with phony papers. The gov’t has money for this BS, but not the wall.
OH, NO!!! What is this country, this world COMING to! A restaurant giving contraband to their customers!
What’s the pay for a straw inspector? Think it’s a good of a gig as the crappicker out in LA or Frisco or wherever that was? Oh, the jobs that dems can find & create! Useless, “living wage” x4, and surely to be a registered voter…
Now BAN plastic sacks
TMG, too much government!
Throw the plastic straw enforcers into the water and if they float, they are banned! If they don’t float, they are deceased!
This is a prime example of what happens when you put Demon-Craps in charge, you get stupid laws that mean nothing and do nothing. They think it’s just fine for illegals and homeless to defecate and urinate on the sidewalk, you can murder your baby, but if you have plastic straw they come down on you like a ton of bricks.
The 100% Nanny State is here !!!
Outlaw dimms, not plastic straws.
CCS= Conceal Carry Straw will we need a license?
I really like the way you can’t thumb up/down someone’s comment. Afraid someone’s feeling might get hurt? Poor lil snowflakes…>snif!<