As much as I believe in reducing waste, this is one I cannot agree to. How does one then drink a slurpee, or the last bit of milkshake out of the bottom of the cup? Maybe straw manufacturers need to make straws from a less contaminating plastic so they aren't a health hazard, and can be recycled along with other plastic, and make them without wrappers. If people spent a few more minutes a day thinking about waste and recycling instead of having their face stuck in their cell phone or whatever, maybe this world would be a little tidier.
with a spoon..
ah, but would it be a plastic spoon? and if that's a yes, then there you go, increasing spoon landfill
can't win either way
ok stop! wherever I go (in my car, in my backpack ..) I have this kit with a spoon, fork .... and I 've been using it for years ! years ! go the "army surplus, they have great things for us to use. be creative please :)
I use a stainless steel straws and am planning to get a handful of glass ones too. Much better then plastic!
Haven't seen any,who sells them?
I found pyrex glass ones at the local health food store. The stainless ones I won from a company on Facebook.... can't think of the name at the moment. Should be able to find them on Google though.
I want to mention something. Straws are very important and necessary for many disabled people. I understand what you are saying and think the rest of us can find other means but I just wanted to point that out.
Even disabled people can adapt by re-using their favorite straw!!!
Of course. They usually do.
I have a glass one I can start using for most of the time.
It came with the glass. I guess they're thick plastic. Gift from Bethel Mothers Day.
I didn't hit the pledge button it just got on here twice.
In saying no to plastic straws, it is very helpful to offer a convenient alternative. Does anyone even make paper straws anymore?
I bought & use hard plastic reusable straws. They are dishwasher safe, last forever. Got them at WalMart.
Stop buying things at WallMart.
plastic should be removed from any form of daily use.
please say unless you are disabled and need to use a straw in order to have your drinks go inside your mouth and down you're throat instead of having you're drinks poured all over you're front!
What is stupid? Pointing out the over-use of plastic straws?
I keep a (yeah, plastic) straw in the glove compartment and reuse it. Never really thought about why - 500million a day seems to fill in that blank. Thanks.
whatever happened to cardboard straws anyway?
Yeah, that's right. I'd forgotten all about cardboard straws and if I remember correctly they were waxed....bring back the cardboard straw, I say.