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Banning of Straws in England

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MylesJacob
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Thu May 23, 2019 6:49 pm

This is absolutely ridiculous. We are so worried about the environment, but we ban something is trivial as a straw.

I understand protecting marine life is an issue, but there are more harmful things out there, like nuclear power and coal and we are still chugging along just as much as before.

I even read that the straws that are polluting marine life are coming from China and India.

If you are going to ban something, do it across the board with every other environmental catastrophe.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/22 ... pril-2020/


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Thu May 23, 2019 6:57 pm

MylesJacob wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:49 pm
This is absolutely ridiculous. We are so worried about the environment, but we ban something is trivial as a straw.

I understand protecting marine life is an issue, but there are more harmful things out there, like nuclear power and coal and we are still chugging along just as much as before.

I even read that the straws that are polluting marine life are coming from China and India.

If you are going to ban something, do it across the board with every other environmental catastrophe.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/22 ... pril-2020/
In my opinion, a single use piece of plastic is wasteful.



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Thu May 23, 2019 8:22 pm

MylesJacob wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:49 pm
This is absolutely ridiculous. We are so worried about the environment, but we ban something is trivial as a straw.

I understand protecting marine life is an issue, but there are more harmful things out there, like nuclear power and coal and we are still chugging along just as much as before.

I even read that the straws that are polluting marine life are coming from China and India.

If you are going to ban something, do it across the board with every other environmental catastrophe.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/22 ... pril-2020/
Personally, the alternative paper straws that everyone complains about are not that bad. They make out that they are literally eating it or something.


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Fri May 24, 2019 9:43 am

Banning seems harsh but how else are people going to change the way they do things? Give people an option and they destroy the environment.


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Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:10 pm

I couldn't disagree with you more. A start is a start regardless of if it's straws, shopping bags, take away containers,

The facts say it all.

And many pieces of litter skip the sewage system completely, and get blown or washed directly into a stream, lake, or sea. You've probably heard the shakily-sourced statistic that Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws each day (an average of 1.5 straws a day per person, if true).


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Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:13 pm

reusable straws.
Here you go. Flora and fauna's online store have reusable straws.

https://www.floraandfauna.com.au/home/o ... es/straws/

problem solved.


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Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:39 pm

atlas2111 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:13 pm
reusable straws.
Here you go. Flora and fauna's online store have reusable straws.

https://www.floraandfauna.com.au/home/o ... es/straws/

problem solved.
Next concern: foam coffee cups.

Solution: reusable ones.


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