Recycling

Little Rock is launching a campaign that will encourage restaurants to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics like straws.

Some restaurants are already minimizing the availability of plastic straws and the city is taking note. Vice Mayor Kathy Webb held a news conference Wednesday to talk about the city’s initiative to reduce the use of plastic in restaurants alongside the group Plastic Free Little Rock. While that does include straws, it also includes plastic plates and utensils.