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 :)

Diana Marks
Diana Marks

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.

Geofficus Mazalino
Geofficus Mazalino
  • Diana Marks

Even disabled people can adapt by re-using their favorite straw!!!

Diana Marks
Diana Marks
  • Diana Marks

Of course. They usually do.

Leisa Scribner
Leisa Scribner

Kind of hard not to use a straw sometimes but a paper straw would be workable...

Leisa Scribner
Leisa Scribner
  • Leisa Scribner

I see the point of stainless steel straws but if they need to be cleaned for whatever reason it would be really difficult wouldn't it? Was not the right address for some reason

Bettye F. Abrahamson
Bettye F. Abrahamson

I have a glass one I can start using for most of the time.

Bettye F. Abrahamson
Bettye F. Abrahamson
  • Bettye F. Abrahamson

It came with the glass. I guess they're thick plastic. Gift from Bethel Mothers Day.

Bettye F. Abrahamson
Bettye F. Abrahamson
  • Bettye F. Abrahamson

I didn't hit the pledge button it just got on here twice.

Sofia Peacock
Sofia Peacock

In saying no to plastic straws, it is very helpful to offer a convenient alternative. Does anyone even make paper straws anymore?

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.

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