In this June 19 photo, paper straws sit in front of Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s, at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert| The Seattle Times)

In this June 19 photo, paper straws sit in front of Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s, at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert| The Seattle Times)

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It’s no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants.

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