Sunday, 15 July 2018

Still Grasping At Straws

quote [ Businesses and cities are ditching the plastic straw, the ultimate commodity object. But the shift is controversial, and alternatives don’t come cheap. ]

The shortest straw has been pulled for you
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[by ScoobySnacks@12:13amGMT]


Paracetamol said @ 6:07am GMT on 15th Jul [Score:1 Underrated]
Here's another depressingly correct one:
More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution
norok said @ 4:15am GMT on 15th Jul
mechavolt said @ 6:28am GMT on 15th Jul
From the article you posted.
"...the new lids are recyclable, while the plastic straws the company currently uses are not."

Not all plastics are the same.
Bruceski said @ 4:45pm GMT on 15th Jul
But the cups (assuming they're the standard plastic-lined paper) are not recyclable, and who separates the lids before tossing?
5th Earth said @ 7:25pm GMT on 15th Jul
Well, I do. OTOH, nobody recycles anything in most restaurants and coffee shops because they don't have recycle bins, and if they do they just get full of trash and end up in the garbage anyway because people are lazy morons.
SnappyNipples said @ 5:02am GMT on 15th Jul
Alternatives don’t come cheap? Before plastic straws we used paper ones.
5th Earth said @ 7:22pm GMT on 15th Jul
Yes, and paper straws cost more.
arrowhen said @ 8:32pm GMT on 15th Jul
Drinking out a cup like a fucking grownup costs less than either.
damnit said @ 9:18pm GMT on 15th Jul
That's ableist, though.

People who REALLY need to drink from straws due to disability lose out w/ this decision.

Plastic straws are sterile compared to metal straws and paper straws are expensive right now.

I feel like companies decided on straws because it is the least costly to make. Cutting straws from their production line probably won't even put a dent on their bank.
Fish said @ 4:14am GMT on 15th Jul [Score:-4 Boring]
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