At least 80 restaurants, hotels and other venues have signed on to the “Give a Sip” campaign by the city’s Wildlife Conservation Society, pledging to give up plastic straws. Photo via Creative Commons.

As reported a few weeks ago, the backlash against single-use plastic straws is gaining momentum, with New York City being the latest municipality to consider an outright ban.

A bill being introduced in the City Council today would outlaw plastic straws at bars, restaurants, and other service establishments — from small food carts to large stadiums and other businesses; plastic coffee stirrers would be also be forbidden.

Source: Daily News