State legislature considers bill to eliminate plastic straws in restaurants

Plastic straws at restaurants may go the way of the plastic shopping bag.

A bill just passed by the California Assembly would require dine-in restaurants to stop providing plastic straws unless a customer requests one.

It now goes to the state senate.

Assemblyman Ian Calderon is one of the co-sponsors.

He says plastic straws contribute to the buildup of trash in the oceans.

And he calls the bill a small step in trying to alleviate that problem.

But assemblyman matthew harper who opposed the bill, says it makes it harder for restaurants to do business in California