PINECREST (CBSMiami) – The Village of Pinecrest is making a change to help the environment.READ MORE: Deshaun Watson Trade Rumors: Reports Indicate Dolphins Have Agreed To Deal With Texans, Hinging On Legal Issues Resolved First
The Village Council unanimously passed a law that prohibits the use, sale and distribution of plastic straws in Pinecrest.READ MORE: Broward School Board Votes 5-3 To Remove Mask Requirement At High Schools
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: Large Crime Scene In Brownsville After Man Found Shot
Residents and visitors are encouraged to use biodegradable or reusable straws.