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Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Old 09-10-15, 02:44 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

So is this actually a problem or is it just because of this one video? If this turtle had tried to eat spork would their be a movement to ban them instead?
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Old 09-10-15, 03:13 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

It was mentioned before, but paper straws should become the norm. They last for the duration of the drink, and are biodegradable. Win/win.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

The only time I use a straw is when one is provided for me at a restaurant. Problem with using paper straws at a restaurant is that they have to be individually wrapped, because the server can't touch your straw. I would imagine the percentage of paper straws that get wrecked trying to take them out of the wrapper would be much higher than that of plastic straws.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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It is a known fact that both Hitler & Stalin destrawed the populace


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These are all straw-man arguments.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I think littering should be eliminated.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni View Post
The only time I use a straw is when one is provided for me at a restaurant. Problem with using paper straws at a restaurant is that they have to be individually wrapped, because the server can't touch your straw. I would imagine the percentage of paper straws that get wrecked trying to take them out of the wrapper would be much higher than that of plastic straws.
The straws are far more rigid and durable than you probably realize. You may have even used one in the past without even realizing it.

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I think littering should be eliminated.
More importantly in our oceans.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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The straws are far more rigid and durable than you probably realize. You may have even used one in the past without even realizing it.
Not to mention, you don't have to open a straw wrapper by pounding the end of it down on the table. Just lightly tear sideways from the tab of paper that runs the length of the straw. That's how I open them anyway.

Problem with using paper straws at a restaurant is that they have to be individually wrapped, because the server can't touch your straw.
That must be a law local to Obi-Wan or, more likely, just company policy at the restaurants he eats at. Your straw will already be in your glass just about everywhere here when ordering a drink in a full-service restaurant.
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Old 04-07-18, 08:12 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I don't know that it's a law, but pretty much the only time I find a straw already in my drink when served is if the server has left the top half of the wrapper on the straw, I guess to show you that he didn't touch it.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Actually I've been to plenty of full service places that still just pass out phatic straws still in their wrappers. I've also been served drinks with the straw in the glass ,along with it's little wrapper hat. But I really prefer they just hand out wrapped straws. I just wish more of them with switch over the compostable versions. I doubt most customers could even tell the difference unless they were told there was a difference.

I also wish more fast food places with switch over to the compostable containers and flatware.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni View Post
I don't know that it's a law, but pretty much the only time I find a straw already in my drink when served is if the server has left the top half of the wrapper on the straw, I guess to show you that he didn't touch it.
It seems like it is much more likely that an unwrapped straw is already in your glass if the drink was made at the restaurant bar (even if its a soda). If the server pours it themselves at a drink station, you are more likely to either get a wrapped straw or one with the paper "hat".

Personally, I only rarely use a straw in a sit-down restaurant. I've worked in a few different restaurants in the past, including working as a dishwasher in one. Our glasses went through the same industrial dishwasher as all the silverware and plates so all would be about as clean as the other. Now, if you are a bar where the bartender cleans glasses with dunk sinks, yeah, those don't work nearly as well for getting things like lipstick residue off of the rims of glasses.
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Old 04-11-18, 10:19 AM
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So is this actually a problem or is it just because of this one video? If this turtle had tried to eat spork would their be a movement to ban them instead?
exactly, straws are just a tiny part of the bigger problem
https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/11/healt...rnd/index.html

When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now know: waste -- 64 pounds of it. Most of it plastic, but also ropes, pieces of net and other debris lodged in its stomach.

The necropsy results, released last week, listed just some of the items scientists found stuck in its stomach and intestines: plastic bags, pieces of net, a plastic water container
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Okay, so the logical solution is to teach animals to eat healthier.
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Old 04-12-18, 07:24 AM
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Okay, so the logical solution is to teach animals to eat healthier.
Haha, very funny. You could just ban everything that was in that whale's stomach too you know.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

I was washable stainless steel straws at home. And, I must say, the feeling of smug superiority it gives me over all the Earth haters is pretty awesome.
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Sure, why not.
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Old 04-12-18, 08:48 PM
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Okay, so the logical solution is to teach animals to eat healthier.
Or with that philosophy continue feeding them plastic until they evolve to digest plastic.
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Old 04-12-18, 10:12 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

The amount of plastic shit we create to use once is an insult.
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The amount of plastic shit we create to use once is an insult.
Absolutely. The amount of years plastic lasts to decompose is staggering.

These animals can't catch a break. We either poisoning them with our garbage or hunting them down to extinction.
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I was washable stainless steel straws at home. And, I must say, the feeling of smug superiority it gives me over all the Earth haters is pretty awesome.
I use them also, love them.
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Old 04-19-18, 08:23 PM
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Well here's a start. The UK wants to ban plastic straws:

Plastic straws, cotton buds, and drinks stirrers could be banned in the UK
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

Love it. I keep putting off buying a set of stainless steel straws and just need to do it.
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Love it. I keep putting off buying a set of stainless steel straws and just need to do it.
You can sharpen the end of one, and use it to drink people's brains!
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Re: Should plastic straws be eliminated?

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You can sharpen the end of one, and use it to drink people's brains!
Awesome.

Or put more brains in places where large spaces occupy.
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You can sharpen the end of one, and use it to drink people's brains!
Well, yeah, what else were we talking about?!
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