Beginning January 2, 2020, the sale and distribution of plastic beverage straws and stirrers in Sunny Isles Beach is prohibited. Ordinance 2019-543 states that no beverage provider or food provider in Sunny Isles Beach shall sell, distribute or provide plastic beverage straws to customers who have purchased a ready-to-drink beverage for consumption on or off the premises.
It is estimated that in America, more than 500 million straws are used every day. And most of these plastic straws end up in our oceans harming marine life and polluting the water. The Commission believes that implementing this ban will help drive more eco-friendly actions from businesses and restaurants in Sunny Isles Beach.
The following penalties go into effect on January 2, 2020:
- First Violation: $100
- Second Violation: $200
- Third and Subsequent Violations: $500
For more information about Ordinance 2019-543, please call the Code Compliance department at 305.792.1760.