Plastic Straws Targeted In Rehoboth Beach


Rehoboth Beach officials are encouraging local restaurants to stop giving plastic straws to their customers.

Commissioners adopted a resolution to support the elimination of single-use plastic straws effective January 1st, and to encourage residents to start using paper straws. Plastic straws could also be retained for use in certain circumstances such as medical.

“Rehoboth Beach is an environmentally conscious and proactive community,” Commissioner Richard Byrne, chair of the Environment Committee said. “We want to ensure that our beach continues to remain one of the cleanest on the East Coast. It’s clear that plastic straws are a significant source of pollution in our oceans and on beaches and that they pose a health risk to marine and human life. I’m proud that our community is taking action to address this important issue, and we sincerely appreciate support from our local businesses.”