D.C. Plastic Straw Cop to Earn $60,000 to Enforce Straw Ban

 

Here is man with a story. Earned his Masters degree in Public Policy at American University. A stint in Morocco where he brushed up on his Arabic. Always a useful tool these days. This is a man on the move.

 

Zach Rybarcyk

The city of Washington, DC, is taking drastic measures to ensure that no restaurant in the city uses plastic straws, spending $60,000 per year to pay a “plastic straw cop” to monitor restaurants which stray from the rules.

 

D.C. Department of Energy and Environment inspector Zach Rybarczyk, the city’s hand-picked straw monitor, has been patrolling area restaurants to ensure their straws are paper and not plastic ever since the city’s plastic straw ban went into effect at the beginning of January, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Rybarczyk’s services do not come cheap. According to a document on salary information from D.C.’s Department of Human Resources, Rybarczyk takes home $60,472 per year as an environmental protection specialist and has been on the D.C. government’s payroll since April 2017

Since the ban went into effect, Rybarczyk wasted no time trying to track down any restaurants still using plastic straws. He told one cashier at the Lotus Express in Union Station that the store would face $800 in fines if they were caught using plastic straws again in July.

Last plastic straw Obama will use. Try paper next time with your slurpee. See how that works

 

D.C. is the latest jurisdiction to ban plastic straws, following the lead of Seattle and San Francisco— both of which have instituted similar bans.

Who in the world is Zac Rybarczyk and his past life to get him to this position?

Zachary Rybarczyk, a candidate for a master’s degree in public policy, has been named a 2014 Boren Fellow.

Rybarczyk will study water access and government policies in Morocco, with the aim of better understanding the challenges of providing clean drinking water and sanitation services to rural communities

The Fellowship also allows him to learn Moroccan-dialect Arabic while investigating the Kingdom’s successes and enduring challenges of providing both urban and rural Moroccans adequate clean water and sanitation services.

As a requirement of the Fellowship, Zachary will also seek out opportunities within the Federal government to apply what he has learned in a position of public service upon his return to DC this upcoming spring.

From American University

Hat tip to Breitbart

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