“A lot of cities make news for banning things,” I Love the Burg principal Brian Bailey tells the Catalyst in this exclusive audio chat. “We made a lot of news for a business-led initiative, which is a bit of a departure.” Bailey and St. Pete Councilwoman Gina Driscoll are behind the No Straws St. Pete movement, which aims to educate business owners
– and consumers – about the alternatives to leaving a permanent plastic footprint. “It’s been so impressive to see how the businesses have really stepped up as we’ve started this conversation,” Driscoll tells us. “They’ve showed that they’re willing to make those changes, and that they actually want to do their part to decrease what we’re putting out there in the environment.” Click the Play button for their status report on No Straws St. Pete.