Random... Instead of banning straws, we should ban balloons, especially the helium ones.
If you didn't know, helium is used for a variety of medical applications, like MRIs. We have limited supply and balloons account for about 7% of the use.
Balloons should cost $100 a pop, given the limited supply. Pun intended.
@KARiley40 Not mutually exclusive? I suspect more disposable straws are present these days than disposable balloons (certainly more plastic I have consumed comes from the former than the latter). At any rate, a better goal to state than banning plastic straws is "mostly eliminating them" (leaving accessibility cases intact)
@liw I hope that's what they are made of and I kinda wonder if they are (makes sense!), but they don't label it as degradable or recyclable, so I don't know.
Best I can do is rip it apart, throw the plastic wrap away and put the paper in the recycling.
Lars and friends