Caused by poorly washed metal straws.
P.G. has already instituted a voluntary effort for restaurants to stop serving plastic straws, but “we’re looking at a broader scope than just straws,” Garfield said. “We are ratcheting down the use of all single-use plastic.”
The voluntary effort was led by the P.G. Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Pacific Grove. Jeninni never had plastic straws from the day it opened five years ago. Owner Thamin Saleh said he didn’t know about metal straws when he opened so he didn’t serve any. Today he uses metal straws.
“It’s a personal belief,” Saleh said. “I don’t believe in waste. It has an unnecessary impact on the environment and our oceans”