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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The City Council is set to introduce a bill Wednesday banning the use of plastic straws in New York City.

The ban, which would also include plastic coffee stirrers, comes as cities across the country are taking similar measures to cut down on plastic waste that many times ends up polluting our waters and hurting sea life.

The article goes on to state the following:

Restaurants would be able to offer paper or reusable metal straws as a replacement.

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