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Old 05-11-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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I hate the paper straws, but I've taken to carrying reusable straws in my purse. Not a big inconvenience.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I hate the paper straws, but I've taken to carrying reusable straws in my purse. Not a big inconvenience.
How do the fuzz balls taste like as they go down through the "reusable straws?" And you're probably the same person who puts on sanitizing upon entering the store.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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How do the fuzz balls taste like as they go down through the "reusable straws?" And you're probably the same person who puts on sanitizing upon entering the store.


I've never had fuzz balls in my reusable straws. They're made of hard plastic, not cloth... Plus they get washed in the dishwasher.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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How do the fuzz balls taste like as they go down through the "reusable straws?" And you're probably the same person who puts on sanitizing upon entering the store.
Did I trigger the delicate flower? I have 3 dogs and a cat in my house that also sleep in my bed with me - I'm not sanitizing crap nor am I particularly offended by fuzz. However, there don't seem to be any fuzz balls in my purse, shockingly. And the straws get rinsed every once in a while. I drink mainly unsweetened iced tea or water, so they don't get sticky or residue.

Yeesh.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Did I trigger the delicate flower? I have 3 dogs and a cat in my house that also sleep in my bed with me - I'm not sanitizing crap nor am I particularly offended by fuzz. However, there don't seem to be any fuzz balls in my purse, shockingly. And the straws get rinsed every once in a while. I drink mainly unsweetened iced tea or water, so they don't get sticky or residue.

Yeesh.

Eeewwww.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The straws don't even hold a candle to the millions of tons of unsold/returned products that go into landfills every day.

I don't use straws much. What bugs me more is that my state (ME) is enacting a ban on styrofoam containers. Take-out food/beverages are simply not going to remain warm anywhere near as long in any other sort of container.
I've seen restaurants move to foil wrapping in cardboard.
Seems to work fine.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:38 AM
 
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I pretty much refuse to use straws, period. And that's not from any kind of environmental standpoint or anything like that. I just don't care for them.

It can be unbelievably fun to poke a pinhole in someone's straw right below where it enters the lid and see how long it takes them to figure out what's happening. But that's about the only use I have for straws.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Eeewwww.
No one will ever steal her straw.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:02 AM
 
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It begins to soften in 5 sips and feels downright gross after 5 min. I am not against trying something new but this is 2019. Can't they come up with something that doesn't disintegrate while you are using it.

The problem is that the restaurant(s) that you are patronizing is/are cheaping-out, and not buying decent quality straws. About a year ago, I experienced "cardboard" straws for the first time, and my first thought was... oh no! this is going to disintegrate... but it didn't soften--at all. I have been back to that same restaurant a couple of times since then, and just as with my first experience with those straws, they proved to be sturdy enough to do the job.

If the management of your restaurant of choice was willing to pay for good-quality sustainable straws, you would not be experiencing this problem.
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Old Yesterday, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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The problem is that the restaurant(s) that you are patronizing is/are cheaping-out, and not buying decent quality straws. About a year ago, I experienced "cardboard" straws for the first time, and my first thought was... oh no! this is going to disintegrate... but it didn't soften--at all. I have been back to that same restaurant a couple of times since then, and just as with my first experience with those straws, they proved to be sturdy enough to do the job.

If the management of your restaurant of choice was willing to pay for good-quality sustainable straws, you would not be experiencing this problem.
Really? How wide were they? I'm betting, not very.

I'll continue to buy wide, plastic straws for home use when I make our milkshakes--and patronize the local ice cream establishments which provide them to use with theirs.
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