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Old 07-01-2018, 10:41 PM
 
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Well I don’t use straws but why not switch to paper. Only kids need straws since some drinks are too heavy for them to pick up.
They work just fine. I've had milkshakes from plenty of places in the Bay Area with paper straws.

And drinking from the cup is still always a viable option.

I know!!
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I've visited lots of places where they use paper straws. I don't see what the big deal is.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: 53179
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I used paper straws. They are nice but you better hurry up because it will get soft.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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I don’t use straws if I go into a restaurant, but want one if I get a drink via a drive thru. I cannot be trusted with a cup without a lid in a moving vehicle.

Note to self: Get on Amazon, order a box of 1000 plastic straws in paper and put a bunch in glove compartment. Problem solved. Car interior saved.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:03 PM
 
Location: London
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Well I don’t use straws but why not switch to paper. Only kids need straws since some drinks are too heavy for them to pick up.
Straws are necessary for boba tea.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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I don’t use straws if I go into a restaurant, but want one if I get a drink via a drive thru. I cannot be trusted with a cup without a lid in a moving vehicle.

Note to self: Get on Amazon, order a box of 1000 plastic straws in paper and put a bunch in glove compartment. Problem solved. Car interior saved.
People might suggest getting a steel straw, but long term contamination,and cost vs benefit of cleaning it regularly might not be there. I think you have the right plan.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Alternative plan; have your drink once you arrive at your destination from an actual glass or mug. The rest of the world can somehow manage to travel from place to place without the need to top up with a beverage. The more I think about it, the more weird it seems. Why is it that Americans can't drive anywhere without a beverage in a cup holder next to them? Doesn't anyone ever sit down and have an actual coffee break or lunch anymore?
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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We all did just fine with paper straws for many years back in the 1950s and 60s when I was a kid, for milkshakes, sodas, and anything else. This will just cause some layoffs in the plastics industry, as the grocery bag laws have done, and help people that still make paper straws.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:17 PM
 
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Alternative plan; have your drink once you arrive at your destination from an actual glass or mug. The rest of the world can somehow manage to travel from place to place without the need to top up with a beverage. The more I think about it, the more weird it seems. Why is it that Americans can't drive anywhere without a beverage in a cup holder next to them? Doesn't anyone ever sit down and have an actual coffee break or lunch anymore?
I don’t have a drink in my car unless I’m traveling some distance. Just to go to the grocery store, no. To drive 3.5 hours, then yes I’m likely to stop for a cold drink. Especially now when the temps are crazy hot.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: NC
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I'm left of center, and generally consider myself an enviornmentalist, or at least environmentally conscience. I personally decline a straw when offered, unless there is a reason to have one. I use steel straws in my covered cup at home.

All that being said, I think these laws are pretty stupid. I am all for awareness campaigns (which the anti-environmentalist on the right will mock anyway), and I am for people choosing to not use them. My gripe with this is that there are BIGGER issues to deal with than straws.

Our POTUS is pulling us out of Global treaties.
He's starting a tariff war
He's lying to us about NK (no longer a non-threat, now)
He's distracting us with his wife while GOP is taking away SS, Medicare, Medicaid
He's quietly pulling out of WTO
He's trying to get away with caging children like animals, and BLAMING DEMOCRATS
and on and on and on.


I think that in a time like this, passing laws and protesting about straws (STRAWS FFS!!!) is just playing into his hand. It's a distraction.


My message to fellow level-headed moderates: Let's focus on getting better people in Government. People we can trust to tell the truth. People we can trust with our safety and our future. THEN, let's get back to fine-tuning our efforts to save the planet. I'm not saying to turn a blind eye. I'm just saying that if we get bogged down in straws, this jack-whipe of a FAUXTUS is going to destroy us all while we're not looking.


OH how I long for the day when something like this even ranks at all as a serious problem (it is serious, just not in the context of what is going on around us right now).



Oh boy, now I'll probably get flamed from both sides.
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