Poly Paws
Poly Paws

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.

Patsy Joyner
Patsy Joyner
  • Poly Paws

with a spoon..

Poly Paws
Poly Paws
  • Poly Paws

ah, but would it be a plastic spoon? and if that's a yes, then there you go, increasing spoon landfill

Poly Paws
Poly Paws
  • Poly Paws

can't win either way

Denise Pepin
Denise Pepin
  • Poly Paws

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 :)

Sabine Allen
Sabine Allen

Stupid

Maureen Lynch
Maureen Lynch
  • Sabine Allen

What is stupid? Pointing out the over-use of plastic straws?

James L Fee
James L Fee

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.

James L Fee
James L Fee
  • James L Fee

Hiya Rose.

Gavin White
Gavin White

whatever happened to cardboard straws anyway?

Nancy Dibble-Trudgitt
Nancy Dibble-Trudgitt
  • Gavin White

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.

Ritaflor Servidad
Ritaflor Servidad

No to plastic...Use glass instead, no more straws to lessen garbage.

Ritaflor Servidad
Ritaflor Servidad
  • Ritaflor Servidad

Tnx Aileen. Kamusta ka na?

Ethel Matthews
Ethel Matthews

Why can't the companies that make the straws/ styrofoam/plastic containers use paper heavy duty. Plastic coffee cups should use cardboard for coffee and hot and cold drinks I think that would be a big deal to eliminate plastic build up in the land fills. Please STOP BUYING THINGS IN A PLASTIC CONTAINER OR CUPS, ETC.

Patsy Joyner
Patsy Joyner
  • Ethel Matthews

styrofoam is worse.. not biodegradeable.. now the cardbord stuff they use for coffee cups would make a good enough straw.. =)

Juliette Pugh
Juliette Pugh

I'm more worried about the styrofoam that is still being used...at least you can recycle plastic, no?

Mikianne Schmikianne
Mikianne Schmikianne
  • Juliette Pugh

Plastic contains questionable chemicals that are linked to disease in many studies. And, for the most part, plastic is downcycled into lower grade products that eventually get thrown away.

Sharon Loken
Sharon Loken

Gosh - forgot about the era of paper straws. If they offered paper or plastic I would choose paper but I always use a straw so I cannot sign this.

Amb Lynn
Amb Lynn

Btw how would you go about fountain drinks and mixed cocktails?

Chanelle Sladics
Chanelle Sladics

Check out www.simpystraws.com, if you want an alternative option to plastic straws!

Mark Anaidun
Mark Anaidun
  • Chanelle Sladics

I think the url may have gotten mistyped somehow. I was curious though and used google to find the site: http://simplystraws.com/ Just in case anyone else had the same problem, that should work just fine. It's cool because I didn't know they made them. =)

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