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News conference answers questions about July 1 plastic utensil ban
News conference answers questions about Seattle's July 1 plastic utensil ban
6/19/201828:35

Starting July 1, petroleum-based plastic straws, utensils, and cocktail picks will be banned at all Seattle businesses that sell food and drinks. Media was invited to a news conference aboard Greenpeace's icebreaker, the MV Arctic Sunrise, to learn details of the ban and the devastating impact of plastics on the world's oceans.

Speakers include:

Becca Fong, Seattle Public Utilities
Kate Melges, Greenpeace
Dune Ives, Lonely Whale Foundation
Heather Trim, Zero Waste Washington

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