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The Anti-Straw Movement
Aug 6, 2018 at 02:52 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • Recently, a movement to reduce and eliminate the use of plastic straws has gained momentum and popularity.
  • In early July, Starbucks made national headlines when it announced its plans to eliminate the use of plastic straws in its stores by 2020.
  • The city of Seattle recently implemented a ban on non-compostable disposable straws, and other major cities, including New York City and San Francisco, have taken steps toward similar citywide bans.
  • The anti-straw movement stems from environmental concerns over global plastic pollution, particularly its harmful effects on the earth’s ocean habitats.

Food For Thought

Are plastic straw bans necessary? Will eliminating plastic straws help curb ocean pollution?

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