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Chicago is the Latest City to Jump on the Anti-Plastic Straw Movement

All of your drinks at DMK restaurants will be without straws
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Restaurants in California and Florida have also restricted plastic straw use.

This is a decision that definitely doesn't suck.

Citing environmental concerns and the threat to marine animals and fish, Chicago’s DMK Restaurants (DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar, Ada Street, County BBQ, Marshall's Landing, more) has eliminated drinking straws from all its locations.

"DMK has always been devoted to sustainability," said co-owners Michael Kornick and David Morton in a prepared statement. "We're excited to move forward with this company-wide initiative, and hope it sparks a trend in our city and beyond."

Plastic straws have become a hot-button issue for environmentalists, and interest has surged after a video of marine biologists removing a plastic straw from a sea turtle's nostril went viral on YouTube (not-for-the-squeamish video can be seen here).

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Read more about the anti-plastic straw movement on Chicago Tribune.