04/19/19 6:00am
04/19/2019 6:00 AM
Examples of recyclable plastic containers and paper straws that are in accordance with the county’s new regulations. (Credit: Mahreen Khan)

The push to reduce single-use plastics to combat pollution began on a voluntary basis. Last year, Suffolk County officials introduced the “Strawless Suffolk” initiative, a countywide effort asking restaurants to forgo plastic straws.

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02/17/19 6:00am
02/17/2019 6:00 AM

Single-use plastics could become a thing of the past in Suffolk County.

Southampton Town officials Tuesday adopted a new code amendment that will ban plastic straws and polystyrene (Styrofoam) take-away containers at food establishments.

The new law goes into effect in May — and Suffolk County could follow suit. READ