Need a plastic straw? Soon, you won’t get them in these cities.

One of the most common pieces of litter found on the area’s beaches — plastic straws — soon will be contraband in two South Florida cities.

Hallandale Beach and Deerfield Beach commissions banned the sale and distribution of plastic straws this week. Hallandale’s ban will start in January; Deerfield’s starts in April.

And that’s only the beginning of the area’s plastic straw wars. Dania Beach will vote on its own ban next week. Hollywood will begin to enforce its years-old ban on them east of the Intracoastal Waterway beginning Oct. 1. And another effort to stop people buying and using straws is in the works for Delray Beach.

It’s all part of a growing movement as awareness about pollution and its effects spread along with videos of sea life suffering from ingesting plastic. Starbucks, SeaWorld and Royal Caribbean are among the corporations pledged to make strides toward ending plastic straw use.

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