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View Poll Results: Would you support a plastic straw/utensil ban in your city?
Yes 6 28.57%
No 15 71.43%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-09-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: London
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Apparently Seattle is planning to ban all straws and plastic utensils next year: The last straw? Seattle will say goodbye to plastic straws, utensils with upcoming ban | The Seattle Times

Would you support this ban in your city? Why (not)?

 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:48 AM
 
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Our landfills are full of plastics that will never decompose. So are our oceans.

But a ban is wrong. Just sin tax them like cigarettes so consumers will be drawn to more eco friendly alternatives.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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Save the planet...eat with your fingers. Back to nature!
 
Old 09-09-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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I'd be ok with it, yes.

I'd also be ok with a tax - externalities exist. Part of the true cost of an item is it's disposal, which is proving to be quite expensive.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: London
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Save the planet...eat with your fingers. Back to nature!
Prepare for a lot more sticky pop spills too.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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liberals always want to ban things, they're the authoritarians.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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I'd be ok with it, yes.

I'd also be ok with a tax - externalities exist. Part of the true cost of an item is it's disposal, which is proving to be quite expensive.
Liberals so loved the poor that they made their eating utensils more expensive.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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Banning them makes sense, what doesn't make sense is the hyperventilating that this causes amongst conservatives. I suppose if conservatives really wanted to use these things (most spewing spittle over the idea of a ban probably don't) they could order them on Amazon.
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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Liberals so loved the poor that they made their eating utensils more expensive.
And you think what is happening now?
People are getting their utensils cheaply, but what are the other associated costs? Who is paying those costs?
 
Old 09-09-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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I don't mind driving over the odd plastic fork in the street, but a metal one is a totally different story.
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