At the meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Board of Commissioners proposed draft legislation that would ban plastic drinking straws and stirrers at all Charles County restaurants and businesses. The draft bill is intended to reduce waste, protect the environment, and keep plastics out of waterways. Commissioners are seeking public input on the content of the bill, which defines materials considered to be plastic drinking straws, enforcement actions, and an implementation date of Jan. 1, 2020. Commissioners set a public hearing on the issue to receive public comments on Oct. 16.
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