If I were mayor of Miami Beach, I would impose “no plastic straws” and “no plastic bags” policies in shops, restaurants and bars. Bars and restaurants could only offer stirring straws made out of biodegradable material, and restaurants offering takeout would receive from the city low cost reusable bags that the clients could purchase for less than $1 each to offset the cost to the business.
The amount of plastic bags and straws that litters our streets, parks and beaches is unacceptable and sad. We need to be proactive to make our city cleaner, so we can be proud to show it off to visitors.
Anne Posschelle, Miami Beach