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  • D A. 1 month ago
    Steel & silicone straws are showing up in regular retail stores now. I bought a some at Meijer - they come with a cleaning brush and a bag for storage. I bought 2 sets so I can keep one at work. So now if I go through a drive-thru I just decline the straws.
  • Randy F. 4 months ago
    To The Anonymous Author & All

    This conversation IS Very Important. However, upon looking at this article fresh, after several readings I thought it might be a good time to remind EACH PERSON to use Their Own Brain in coming to conclusions and making decisions in life: so many things in "The Media" have their ($ometimes Biased) opinions focused on one thought, fact, opinion when there may be many factors or possibilities involved in an issue. On this one topic of a broad spectrum of possibilities, it seems important to remind & remember that even unrecyclable things have A Place - it's not on the ground, on the beach, or in the water. For the time being it is in recycled / upcycled products or the landfill.
    While plastic straws may not have a place in the world's future, the straw company didn't shove the straw up the turtles' nose - some inconsiderate person, refuse company, ocean liner, or village/town/city is most likely responsible.
    Without bringing up other like topics, people need to articulate their own opinions, stop being "blind" followers, & learn to look at the big (whole) picture.
  • Kathy M. 4 months ago
    Request "No straw" when purchasing a drink.
    • Randy F. 4 months ago
      Good Point! Sometimes you have to request that in the same breath as the order or the speedy attendant will StRaW you before you can blink an eye!
  • Thomas M. 4 months ago
    I bought stainless steel straws that I reuse
  • rhonda r. 5 months ago
    I didn’t know why straws were being banned but figured it was for a good reason. I didn’t see the viral video of the sea turtle as I’m very sensitive to suffering. I agree wholeheartedly we are causing unnecessary havoc for other creatures as in the cases of marine life caught in fishing nets, left to die.
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