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Old 05-07-2019, 02:58 PM
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Location: Tucson Arizona
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Plastic bags were banned on Hawaii Island several years ago, and I got used to bringing a few reusable bags with me, and just putting the bulky items in the cart.

Now we're back where Everything Must Be Bagged or they check the items in your cart against the receipt on the way out of the store. So the plastic is accumulating...
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Buy reusable plastic straws?

I've had mine for years without a problem.
I had my own telescoping personal straw, made from metal, when I was a kid. It was designed to have a snug fit at the joints when extended and just holding it under a faucet for a few seconds, would clean it. It was only about 4 inches long, when collapsed. Why not revive that item, which could be carried in a wallet?
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:21 PM
 
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I had my own telescoping personal straw, made from metal, when I was a kid. It was designed to have a snug fit at the joints when extended and just holding it under a faucet for a few seconds, would clean it. It was only about 4 inches long, when collapsed. Why not revive that item, which could be carried in a wallet?
Those are still sold. There are also straws that fold up, and ones that come with their own carrying case.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:55 PM
 
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I use straws for hygienic purposes if I am at a restaurant. I rather not make mouth to mouth contact with a cup that has been used lots of times and handled by different people.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:32 PM
 
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I had my own telescoping personal straw, made from metal, when I was a kid. It was designed to have a snug fit at the joints when extended and just holding it under a faucet for a few seconds, would clean it. It was only about 4 inches long, when collapsed. Why not revive that item, which could be carried in a wallet?
https://www.amazon.com/Vantic-Reusab...gateway&sr=8-7
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:33 PM
 
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I use straws for hygienic purposes if I am at a restaurant. I rather not make mouth to mouth contact with a cup that has been used lots of times and handled by different people.
You also carry your own silverware, right?
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I use straws for hygienic purposes if I am at a restaurant. I rather not make mouth to mouth contact with a cup that has been used lots of times and handled by different people.
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You also carry your own silverware, right?
This could match the set:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07ML...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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My husband insists on using a straw in cold drinks at home. We've tried glass and metal straws. They work, but he did not care for them. They are easily cleaned in the dishwasher.

We use papers straws now. Paper straws vary in quality. Some get soggy and fall apart quickly. The best paper straws are made by Aardvark. The Green Turtle uses them which is where we first encountered them. https://www.aardvarkstraws.com/

They are more expensive, but they work. IMO they are the best paper straw on the market. They feel good on your lips and they do not fall apart. We've got another brand now that works nearly as well, but is not as costly.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I use straws for hygienic purposes if I am at a restaurant. I rather not make mouth to mouth contact with a cup that has been used lots of times and handled by different people.
I've kissed people who have been used lots of times and handled by different people.
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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I use straws for hygienic purposes if I am at a restaurant. I rather not make mouth to mouth contact with a cup that has been used lots of times and handled by different people.
The silliness of this argument has been pointed out but not just silverware; you should bring your own plates, bowls, and cookware for the kitchen staff as well.

It never ceases to amaze me, also, the people who make this argument and want a straw for their water balk when you ask if they want a straw for their draft beer.
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