Environmental ideas usually come in sets of three; two won’t fix the problem (if there really was one) and the other one is just stupid! Not sure what this one will do except “take” instead of “give” and make life a little more awkward- and the next time you get your drink from “wherever” your gonna miss that straw you stab into that little perforated hole. What’s happening to sea life as whole is not a plastic issue; it’s in the water itself (has anyone tested it?); REALLY. And, I gota ask…if anyone would admit to it, but when was the last time you threw a straw into the ocean…SERIOUSLY!? Enjoy the link:
“…….While the movement is still growing in the U.S., it’s in full swing around the world: Vancouver banned straws, Scotland plans to be rid of plastic straws by 2019, and Taiwan is banning single-use plastic items, including straws, cups and shopping bags, by 2030……….” Read more here https://www.fastcompany.com/40580132/here-are-the-u-s-cities-that-have-banned-plastic-straws-so-far
“….Bon Appétit, a large food service company, announced it is getting rid of plastic straws in all 1,000 of its cafes across 33 states, including locations like AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Getty Museum, Vassar College, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Portland in Oregon, where students worked to outlaw plastic straws on campus in April. The company plans to fully switch to paper straws by September 2019…….”
So, now we have this company switching to paper straws?? Ok, so now we have to destroy MORE trees to make straws??? Odd to say the least; but at least they are biodegradable eh??
Well, I guess by 2030, Taiwan children will drink liquids from either metal or wooden (carved) cups, drink without straws (lips and mouth only) and when (if there are any left) they go to the store, they have to use biodegradable bags, or recyclable aluminum shoulder bags; maybe leather ones….like the Indians (sorry, Native Americans) used. Hmmm…well, change is good maybe. You judge. I’m just wondering what’s next to ban, in the name of saving something???? 😐
UPDATE/ RELATED: 6-23-18, 500 PM EST
Watch Ferry Sink off Delaware Coast
Ok, so they’re are people b—-in about f—ing plastic straws and plastic bag; when we have azzholes purposefully sinking (300) subway cars and boats in the ocean?? So how many “tons” of fiberglass, all sorts of metals and plastics, engines including lubricants, maybe fuel residues foam rubbers that will enter in the ocean and breakdown over time, poisoning the rest of the ocean in due time???? Whoa! And we think straws are bad???!! WTF?! So, it’s ok if they attach the word “artificial reef” to it…like they are somehow helping the ocean by adding a “reef” Let me stress here the word they used “artificial” Why would you want anything “artificial” in the ocean to begin with??? And this reef, will it help hold up the continent in which we dwell? Did the fish want a new “artificial reef? Aren’t “straws” artificial too??? Do do as we do, do as we say’ Someone needs a severe spanking!!!