Now If you’re getting takeout in Los Angeles, you’ll only get plastic utensils and napkins if you specifically ask for them. A new ordinance took effect Monday that aims to reduce waste.
The rule also requires larger restaurants to remove all single-use plastic utensil dispensers. Other California cities, including Malibu, Davis, and San Luis Obispo already have similar laws in place.
Some business owners have argued they aren’t looking forward to unhappy customers who forget (or don’t know) to ask for the to-go plastic utensils.