Those who attend think tank events in Washington, DC may notice something a little different with drink stations this year.
As of Jan. 1, 2019, think tanks in DC will need to follow new rules which require the use of compostable and/or reusable straws and stirrers when serving food or beverages.
Fines for violations of the ban on single-use plastic straws and stirrers will begin on July 1, 2019.
A foam ban took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and a compostable and recyclable food service ware requirement began on Jan. 1, 2017.
Hopefully the new requirements won't cause any fights at think tanks (see video here).