Battery-powered portable smoking devices, including e-cigarettes and vaporizers Permitted in checked baggage and carry-ons Virtually every consumer electronic product powered by lithium ion or lithium metal batteries, but the devices must be protected from accidental activation, damage and short-circuit Dry cell batteries such as nickel metal hydride, nickel cadmium, and alkaline batteries Permitted in carry-ons Spare lithium ion batteries with a Watt-hour rating of no more than watt hours Spare lithium metal batteries, typically used in cameras and flashlights, containing no more than 2 grams of lithium content No more than two spare larger-sized lithium ion batteries up to watt hours but only with airline approval. E-cigarettes, but no vaping or charging is allowed.
Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. This isn't just Calderon's crusade.
The California cities of San Luis Obispo and Davis both passed straws-on-request laws last year, and Manhattan Beach maintains a prohibition on all disposable plastics.
And up in Seattle, food service businesses won't be allowed to offer plastic straws or utensils as of July. The Los Angeles Times has gotten behind the movement, endorsing straws-on-request policies in an editorial that also warned that "repetitive sucking may cause or exacerbate wrinkles on the lips or around the mouth.
The actual number of straws being used is unclear. Calderon, along with news outlets writing about this issue—from CNN to the San Francisco Chronicle—unfailingly state that Americans use million plastic straws a day, many of them ending up in waterways and oceans. The million figure is often attributed to the National Park Service ; it in turn got it from the recycling company Eco-Cycle.
Eco-Cycle is unable to provide any data to back up this number, telling Reason that it was relying on the research of one Milo Cress. Cress—whose Be Straw Free Campaign is hosted on Eco-Cycle's website—tells Reason that he arrived at the million straws a day figure from phone surveys he conducted of straw manufacturers inwhen he was just 9 years old.
Cress, who is now 16, says that the National Restaurant Association has endorsed his estimates in private correspondence. This may well be true, but the only references to the million figure on the association's website again point back to the work done by Cress.
More important than how many straws Americans use each day is how many wind up in waterways. We don't know that figure either. The closest we have is the number of straws collected by the California Coastal Commission during its annual Coastal Cleanup Day: Squishy moderates on the straw issue have pushed paper straws, which come compostable at only eight times the price.
Eco-Cycle skews a bit more radical, with their "Be Straw Free" campaign— sponsored in part by reusable straw makers—that urges the adoption of glass or steel straws.
Because we all know how good steel smelting is for the environment. In any case, criminalizing unsolicited straws seems like a rather heavy-handed approach to the problem, especially since we don't actually know how big a problem it is.
But don't take my word for that. Reason spoke with Voleck Taing, a senior assistant to Assemblyman Calderon, who said they intend to amend the bill to remove the fines. Follow Christian Britschgi on Twitter.Hawaii's source for local news headlines.
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A drinking straw or drinking tube is a small pipe that allows its user to more conveniently consume a beverage. A thin tube of paper, plastic (such as polypropylene and polystyrene), or other material is used by placing one end in the mouth and the other in the beverage.A combination of muscular action of the tongue and cheeks reduces air pressure in the mouth and above the liquid in the straw.
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Single-use plastic shopping bags, commonly made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic, have traditionally been given free to customers by stores when purchasing goods—a popular method considered a strong, cheap, and hygienic way of transporting items..
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