Dispensers ruin R.I. bill to make drinking straws by-request-only, advocates say

“The current version of the bill (originally a laudable measure) moves us backwards and may mean more demand for single-use plastic straws, more pollution generated by the manufacturing of plastic straws from fossil fuels, and more single-use plastic straws in our landfill, in our bay, and harming our wildlife,” writes Conservation Law Foundation R.I. Director Amy Moses.

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