Want a ketchup packet? New California Law Means You’ll Have to Ask For It..

If you want a straw, fork, napkins, ketchup, and soy sauce...you will have to ask for it.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1276 into law that prohibits restaurants and other food facilities from providing single-use food-ware accessories or condiments unless the customer requests it.

from providing single-use food-ware accessories or condiments. You will have to specifically request those items now.

The bill Assembly Bill 1276 was authored by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, D-Los Angeles, and prohibits single-use items from being bundled or packaged in a way that prevents the customer from taking only the item desired.

According to the California Coastal Commission -

Cups, plates, utensils and straws are among the top 10 most collected items trash items during California Coastal Cleanup Day.

The bill also requires third-party food delivery platforms, such as DoorDash, will be required to list the availability of single-use items and only provide those items when requested.

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