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Diners now have to ask for plastic utensils
and napkins in Los Angeles

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 11/16/2021 2:54:57 PM

LOS ANGELES — Customers at Los Angeles restaurants will only get plastic utensils and napkins if they ask for them, under a new ordinance taking effect Monday that aims to reduce waste. The rule requires all restaurants with more than 26 employees to remove all single-use plastic utensil dispensers, the Los Angeles Times reported. Businesses must also stop including plastic utensils and napkins with takeout orders or for dine-in meals unless a customer specifically asks for them. Enforcement won’t begin until January. Over 32,000 mailers were sent out earlier this year to update restaurants on the new rules. The letters


As if the government didn't have enough rules and regulations already.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Owney 11/16/2021 3:00:49 PM (No. 979628)
32,000 mailers were sent out about reducing waste. Too funny.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: itsonlyme 11/16/2021 3:13:37 PM (No. 979637)
If someone asks for plastic utensils will the business be required to inform authorities that a potential "domestic terrorist" exists? Oh well, I hope they'll still give me those Chinese Hot Mustard packets without telling Attorney General Merrick "Gestapo" Garland.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 11/16/2021 3:18:07 PM (No. 979638)
Rules, rules, rules. Government very good at making rules. We owned a cleaning company for many years with no incidents involving safety. Only a few cleaning products, regular old bleach included, could have been dangerous if used improperly. We had to carry, in the truck, Material Safety Data Sheets for every product we might ever use. At the time that meant we had to carry 15 big binders in each vehicle just in case a truck was targeted for inspection. We were never stopped during the our years, but, the threat of enormous penalties was too scary for us. #1 is right. Waste is a government department. Posters flyers, cards to businesses in duplicate and triplicate. Look at the massive books that are sent out every year for Social Security and every other agency. Why is all of the correspondence between department printed and not transmitted electronically? It's like everything else they claim to be a big "CRISIS," they are the only ones who can exempt themselves from the stupid rules they impose on others.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2021 3:18:49 PM (No. 979639)
This would be for takeout. Or possibly take-home leftovers. AP doesn’t identify even the types of restaurants. Another junk article from AP.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: msjena 11/16/2021 3:32:20 PM (No. 979650)
What about all of the pollution from disposable masks? I see them discarded on the streets everywhere I go. I'm sure there are many in the oceans.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 11/16/2021 3:38:49 PM (No. 979657)
They really are just deranged, no clue what is real and what is in their fantasy world.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: qr4j 11/16/2021 3:44:35 PM (No. 979665)
Where will Los Angeles get the water to wash all the cloth napkins and reusable folks/knives/spoons? How will Los Angeles process all the additional waste water from said washing of napkins and utensils? Isn't this the place that is short on water about half the time?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/16/2021 3:45:42 PM (No. 979667)
I think I will bring a sack lunch and eat at home. Along with no shot, it is not worth the hassle of dealing with these businesses.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GoodDeal 11/16/2021 3:59:25 PM (No. 979675)
Meanwhile 10's of thousands of homeless continue pooping and peeing on the streets, disposing of used syringes where they can throw them and in general causing mountains of garbage waste and filth to pile up all over the place. OMG the last thing we want is plastic utensils and napkins to get out of control.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 11/16/2021 4:43:51 PM (No. 979719)
Soon enough everything that is not prohibited will be mandatory. Totalitarians MUST control every tiny, tiny bit of your life....."for your own good", of course, because you are far too stupid and ignorant to understand what is in your personal best interests. I despise these overbearing, yet foolish people who would run our lives.....into the ground.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nimby 11/16/2021 4:56:52 PM (No. 979731)
If they hadn't banned taking my own knife, fork and spoon on board the aircraft, I would have gladly taken my own utensils.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MAGA Might 11/16/2021 5:29:59 PM (No. 979767)
Just one more reason to get out of California. Now.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: edgar 11/16/2021 6:24:03 PM (No. 979812)
But customers can walk outside and crush a deuce on the sidewalk without asking. Go figure.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: skacmar 11/16/2021 6:59:22 PM (No. 979842)
On the bright side, the restaurants will save some money to help cover the increased staffing, food, and utility costs by not automatically giving this stuff out automatically.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Norway 11/16/2021 7:21:37 PM (No. 979862)
Plastic utensils are made from oil. And Dems want to ban oil. You can't make this crap up!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 11/16/2021 7:46:20 PM (No. 979879)
Its a shame that so many don’t appreciate the vibrancy, beauty and color added to our environment by the pretty masks, mostly Made in China Blue, dangling from every bush, tree, covered with snot and and covering parking lots. Probably should add a kindergarten class to educate youngsters, along with their gender information confusion sessions. What the heck is going on?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jennie C. 11/16/2021 9:44:01 PM (No. 979950)
Pardon me, but your participles are dangling. Plastic napkins?
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