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Plastic to paper: It’s Sac State’s newest stride in sustainability

Paper straws Sacramento State and the CSU are moving forward on their shared commitment to leadership in sustainability practices. The latest example is a ban on plastic drinking straws and carry-out food bags throughout the 23-campus CSU system. Further, all CSU campuses must eliminate Styrofoam food-service items by Jan. 1, 2021.

In fall 2018, Sac State introduced paper drinking straws at several campus eateries, including the Servery at the Dining Commons, Courtyard Market, and Epicure restaurant. Plastic bags weren’t widely used on campus.

“Much of the plastic we use ends up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” says Sac State Sustainability manager Ryan Todd. “This is the reason that California is working to reduce single-use plastics.”
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