Vote: Should Plastic Straws Be Banned?

By Tonka Dobreva 04.04.2018 interact

According to the National Park Service, 500 million plastic straws are used in the U.S. every day! Often, when disposed, they end up in landfills or the ocean. There is a movement to get rid of plastic straws and replace them with more eco-friendly alternatives, like paper straws. Some restaurants have already adopted the new trend. Cities across the country are taking action as well —  starting in July, Seattle is about to ban plastic straws and utensils. Malibu, Calif.  is implementing a similar ban in June.

But not everyone thinks banning plastic straws is a good idea. Some restaurant owners worry about the cost of biodegradable alternatives and how that may affect the prices you see on the menu. Other people are concerned that halting the production of plastic straws means a loss of jobs.

We want to know what you think — should plastic straws be banned? Vote and tell us your opinion in the comments section below. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show.

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  1. omar henry

    I think edible spoons are good because you reduce the plastic waste in oceans and land. Also, you can eat more with them and arent soggy.

  2. omar henry

    I think edible spoons are good because you reduce the plastic waste in oceans and land. Also, you can eat more with them.

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