The DC government will now ask its residents to report church functions where straws are being used as coffee stirrers. The Free Beacon reports:
Washington, D.C., will begin enforcing its ban on plastic straws on Jan. 1, which would penalize churches for offering free coffee if it comes with a stirrer.
The Department of Energy and Environment tweeted Thursday that Mayor Muriel Bowser has a “list of recyclables and compostables” banning plastic straws and stirrers.
However, businesses, churches, and nonprofits can hand out straws and coffee stirrers if they are made from hay.
“On January 1, 2019, new restrictions on the use of single-use plastic straws and stirrers will take effect,” according to the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment.
This is a dark turn towards a totalitarian culture of informing on your neighbors, as was common practice in the godless USSR.
The worst I have seen yet! What next, ban the churches from feeding the poor because they don’t all clean up behind themselves? Geesh, for a city supposed to be helping everyone, they just want to make their lives worse.
The voters of DC put these bozos into office. You reap what you sow.
Gummint overreach at its finest!!
The DC government hasn’t a clue how to solve real problems in the District, e.g. the unsafe METRO, so they make up phony stuff to fool people!