Read an excerpt of the "Neighborhoods First Newsletter" interview below from the office of Councilmember Mike Bonin of Los Angeles' 11th District, covering Max and Julia's work with Steel Straw and more:
On September 20th, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB1884. This statewide bill, sponsored by California Majority Assembly Leader Ian Calderon, will reduce single-use plastic straws at dine-in restaurants beginning January 1, 2019.
On Saturday, August 18th, 2018 Steel Straw founders co-led 40 students from Pacific Palisades Charter High School in joining Heal the Bay and Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (PPDC) to clean up Will Rogers State Beach. Donning garden gloves and reused plastic bags, they catalogued the trash they collected -- sandy bits of styrofoam, plastic straws, candy wrappers, cigarette butts, and more.