Susan Newton
Susan Newton

There are biodegradable straws. Boyd's Coffee in PDX uses them.

Ruth Butler
Ruth Butler

compostable, biodegradble straws sourced from NON GMO vegetable waste, please.

Deb Larsen
Deb Larsen

Make then out of bio-degradable hemp or don't use any at all!

Lucy Smith
Lucy Smith

Years ago straws were made out of paper - i think they were lightly coated with wax or something similar. So, they would last as long as it took to finish your drink, and then binned. I'm sure they could be made environmentally friendly again.

Thomas Uhl
Thomas Uhl
  • Lucy Smith

That's exactly what I thought!

Susan Newton
Susan Newton

Also, how about banning Styrofoam to-go containers!

Kathryn Shearer
Kathryn Shearer

I pick up straws from the beach across the road from where I live every day - they are everywhere!

Jonathan Zaidman
Jonathan Zaidman
  • Kathryn Shearer

Thanks for doing that Kathryn, if you want to collect them and ship them to us we will be making a large plastic straw display to demonstrate the effect of these single-use products

Susan Meier
Susan Meier

At least use paper straws

Steve LeVine
Steve LeVine

Why don't we just ban all plastic straws from being manufactured? Make them out of recycled paper and coat them with food-grade wax. They should work just as well.

Penelope Nichol
Penelope Nichol

It never occurred to me, until I read Causes that plastic straws littered our environment like that! I hardly ever use a straw, don't think about where do they go. There must be plenty of rubbish that I don't think about. It does prove to me, that every day brings a revelation!

Ashok Verma
Ashok Verma

It is a paradox that for the whole life one does so many things for his children, but never cares to protect the environment which the same children are going to inherit.

Rocky Beach
Rocky Beach
  • Ashok Verma

This is a great point. I think the same thing. Why don't we do a better job of protecting the earth for our children?

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