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Old 06-07-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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https://www.circa.com/story/2018/06/...plastic-straws

I really applaud their effort! Amazing! I'll try to be more conscientious of using plastic straws in the future from now on.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:15 AM
 
Location: In the middle of nowhere
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In my school, the containers of milk have straws attached to them. Wonder how many other schools have milk with straws. Because we have an incinerator, I am not worried about our straws getting into the waterways. But I am concerned about the waste of the milk. A lot of the kids only drink about half of the milk.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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which straw was it?

the last straw OR the straw that broke the camel's back
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: NC
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Gosh thats wonderful!
Nice to see young people take an interest in ecology and preserving our planet and it's species.

I hope their parents are being super supportive of the children's mission.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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I wish these children luck in their endeavor.

I buy drinking straws for our sodas. All I can find are plastic. While in the Dollar General the other day I found a package of paper straws. I grabbed them, intending to purchase them... until I saw the price -- 12 straws for .99 cents. Are they kidding me? I put them back and bought the more economical plastic -- 100 straws for $1.00.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Ste.../dp/B00AJG5E1U
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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There's a lot of that going around now.

https://www.google.com/search?q=plas...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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There's no way I'll drink out of a reusable, metal straw that someone else was salivated into. Since we don't have a dishwasher, there ain't no way I'm scrubbing the straws with that little brush.

All drinking straws used to be made from paper. A manufacturer with a conscience needs to bring them back without robbing us.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:23 PM
 
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There's no way I'll drink out of a reusable, metal straw that someone else was salivated into. Since we don't have a dishwasher, there ain't no way I'm scrubbing the straws with that little brush.
What are you buying the straws for?

I have a few of the reusable plastic straws that came with reusable cups. They come in all different colors and styles. I have ones that are solid colors, strips, sparkly, etc...

You could buy different colors of those, and then each person could have their own straw. No worries about accidently using another person's straw if you, for example, always use the blue striped straw.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:52 AM
 
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What are you buying the straws for?

I have a few of the reusable plastic straws that came with reusable cups. They come in all different colors and styles. I have ones that are solid colors, strips, sparkly, etc...

You could buy different colors of those, and then each person could have their own straw. No worries about accidently using another person's straw if you, for example, always use the blue striped straw.
Because it's GROSS, even if it's my own straw from day to day. There's these little things called germs and bacteria that come from saliva. If you want to chance sucking that back up "your own" straw because it wasn't cleaned and sterilized properly after each use, have at it.
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