Re: Paper or plastic?
Well, apparently the problem with all this crap is people bitching that it ends up in the ocean. WELL, since you force us to recycle, and I do it with pride. I keep the tub on my back porch and rinse and drop all stuff in it easily. So if we have to recycle plastic, how is it ending up dumped in the ocean. Go on a fact finding mission against that, not me actually recycling my plastic/glass/metal.
Oh wait, neighboring communities are actually stopping picking up recycling, too expensive or something.
To sum it up, people that are lazy litterers suck. People that make me suffer because others litter, also suck.
I like straws, heck, I'm ok with paper straws IN restaurants, not in my car. Plus with neck issues, and also elderly people like my dad can't drink from a can without one, I won't call them needed, but highly useful.
And if a community is dumping trash in ocean, DO NOT FINE THEM, that will just cost the taxpayers money. THROW THEM IN JAIL, whoever is responsible.
Punish the criminals, let me suck down my personally created mix of 44 ounces of Diet Dr. Pepper and Diet Ginger Ale (or Diet Coke and Diet Ginger Ale) in peace.
Heck I still have some of those ancient plastic bowls that I had as a kid with the straw in the side so you could drink the milk from your cereal with them. My kids loved them when they were young too.
If you add up all the plastic from every straw I have used in my lifetime, I would bet they use less plastic than the recycling tub I had to replace because the jackass pickup guy broke it.
The problem with stainless straws is having them with you when you need them, plus all the funk growing in them you can't see.
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