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Old 07-01-2018, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/sea...-ban/780917256


Starting today, a plastic straw ban goes into effect in the city of Seattle. The reason given for the ban is that the plastic straws end up in the oceans, and can harm sea-life.


I've seen it suggested that plastic syringe bodies can be formed into a workable replacement for straws. They are available free from the County Public Health Dept. at various locations around the city. I'm told that you just walk in, scoop up about a half-dozen of them, and you're set for weeks. If you're a fan of the milk shakes at iconic Dick's Drive In, it's worth a try.
https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/hea...-exchange.aspx


There is a thriving public health industry to service the needs of heroin users here, which is not going to be shut down by Greenpeace anytime soon. This does generate tons of outdoor litter, in the form of both needles and syringes, but somehow this does not seem to harm the fishies like the straws do.
City of Seattle collects thousands of syringes; wants to educate public on how to report | KOMO
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:54 PM
 
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Always one set of laws for most people, but poor homeless addicts get to break whatever laws there are.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: 53179
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It's a good thing.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I hear there are steel straws, but then came the tariffs. Damn you Trump!
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:07 PM
 
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Just replace them with paper straws
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Just replace them with paper straws
Have you tried one or you did you just look it up like me?
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Drink right from the cup or glass. What a concept.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:27 PM
 
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Have you tried one or you did you just look it up like me?
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.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I've never seen plastic straws in the ocean but, I have seen syringes. Back in the 80's a barge dumped medical waste into the Atlantic near NY/NJ resulting in tampon applicators and syringes washing back into shore. The beaches in Sandy Hook were covered with them.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:40 PM
 
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https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/sea...-ban/780917256


Starting today, a plastic straw ban goes into effect in the city of Seattle. The reason given for the ban is that the plastic straws end up in the oceans, and can harm sea-life.


I've seen it suggested that plastic syringe bodies can be formed into a workable replacement for straws. They are available free from the County Public Health Dept. at various locations around the city. I'm told that you just walk in, scoop up about a half-dozen of them, and you're set for weeks. If you're a fan of the milk shakes at iconic Dick's Drive In, it's worth a try.
https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/hea...-exchange.aspx


There is a thriving public health industry to service the needs of heroin users here, which is not going to be shut down by Greenpeace anytime soon. This does generate tons of outdoor litter, in the form of both needles and syringes, but somehow this does not seem to harm the fishies like the straws do.
City of Seattle collects thousands of syringes; wants to educate public on how to report | KOMO
There are plenty of viable options to replace plastic straws. You seem upset. You'll likely recover, in due time.
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