Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

LOS ANGELES—The City of Los Angeles’ ordinance banning restaurants from offering disposable utensils and napkins to customers took effect Nov. 15. The ordinance prohibits facilities from having self-service disposable foodware dispensers and from offering them to dine-in and take-out customers, except when requested. The city council approved the ordinance in April with the aim of alleviating costs for restaurants and reducing plastic waste; however, some restaurant owners say laws like these are harmful and take time to comply with. “These people never run a business. When pollution over masks, face shields, gloves are extremely high, I don’t understand why still these kinds of ordinances are on table,” Roozbeh Farahanipour, West Los Angeles chamber of commerce president and restaurant owner, told The Epoch Times. “It’s killed understaffed, small mom and pop restaurants instead of helping them, plus adding response and fixing time with customer compliance.” LA city council members celebrated the ordinance’s implementation, hoping it …

Author: Jack Bradley
Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/la-bans-restaurants-from-offering-plastic-utensils-and-napkins_4107478.html

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