PINECREST (CBSMiami) – The Village of Pinecrest is making a change to help the environment.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Asking For Help In Finding Missing Man Silvino Garcia
The Village Council unanimously passed a law that prohibits the use, sale and distribution of plastic straws in Pinecrest.READ MORE: Miami-Dade, Broward Publix Pharmacies Now Vaccinating Those 65 And Older
That means they can’t be sold in supermarkets or distributed at restaurants. Additionally, visitors cannot bring them into the village for parties or picnics.
The law came into effect on January 1st, 2019. It was passed during a Village Council meeting in October.MORE NEWS: 'I Am The Proof That God Exists,' South Florida Woman Beats Coronavirus 150 Days After Being Admitted To Local Hospital
Residents and visitors are encouraged to use biodegradable or reusable straws.