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Hankster

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It's not a concern about plastic. More about plastic straws constantly getting stuck in the nostrils of sea animals, dolphins, turtles, etc.
They need to stop doing cocaine. Problem solved.

Seriously, saw a clip of a turtle with a straw stuck up his nose. Sad actually.
 
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Legit better for you anyway. Those plastic bottles have been sitting a while and heated/cooled enough times to get some decent leaching going. That's a good way to grow bitch tits. Estrogen city.

There's all kinds of biodegradable straws these days. Most can't be thrown on the compost heap tho.
What always cracked me up is people will pull up to a convenience store gas pump and complain about paying $3.50 per gallon of gas. They will then walk inside and pay $8.00 per gallon of water. This is what they are paying if they buy a 16oz water for $1. Bottled water is the biggest racket going.
 

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What always cracked me up is people will pull up to a convenience store gas pump and complain about paying $3.50 per gallon of gas. They will then walk inside and pay $8.00 per gallon of water. This is what they are paying if they buy a 16oz water for $1. Bottled water is the biggest racket going.
I don't know why I never bothered to do the actual math. That's hilarious.

Bottled water has it's place. It's good for power outages and other emergencies, natural disasters, areas where the water is foul, etc. But on the whole, you're spot on.
 

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Paper straws are a way to make people feel like they're doing something wonderful for the environment. Businesses will use them for but have stated they are mostly garbage.

I live in a city that is changing from plastic bags to paper which everyone agrees with. Now he is the rub. They want the businesses to charge a dime a bag which going back to the business and if they don't they will be fined $45 dollars per incident.
I was buying dime bags 25 years ago.
 
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What always cracked me up is people will pull up to a convenience store gas pump and complain about paying $3.50 per gallon of gas. They will then walk inside and pay $8.00 per gallon of water. This is what they are paying if they buy a 16oz water for $1. Bottled water is the biggest racket going.
Ten years ago some people at work were complaining about the price of gas and I asked them if they bought bottled water. When they said yes I asked them if they knew they were paying about $10 per gallon for the water. The stunned looks and silence were priceless.
 
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So I don’t use straws for anything other than an iced coffee.

And I can’t buy that the straws gum up the machines and the solution are awful paper straws when the mountain of used keurig cups are going to eclipse Everest by 2026.
 
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The self-righteousness of the anti-straw people makes me want to buy many, many packages of straws and dump them all in the river.

Like, seriously. The whole world is falling apart but let’s spend countless hours and lobbying dollars to make it flipping impossible for my 3 year old to drink his Danimals.

Gah.
 

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And I can’t buy that the straws gum up the machines and the solution are awful paper straws when the mountain of used keurig cups are going eclipse Everest by 2026.
Those aren't supposed to be recycled at all. Unless you want to separate the components.

It's the thinness of the straws that does it. Slip through cracks in the conveyor belt.
 
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The self-righteousness of the anti-straw people makes me want to buy many, many packages of straws and dump them all in the river.

Like, seriously. The whole world is falling apart but let’s spend countless hours and lobbying dollars to make it flipping impossible for my 3 year old to drink his Danimals.

Gah.
This is why! A turtle with a straw up his nose.

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Nah I am a toxicologist. The whole plastic leaching estrogenic compounds is fake science. We can debate it but not here
Pretty sure the plastic leaching is real...directly tied to global warming I heard.
 

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It may have something to do with single stream recycling. Plastic straws and the small plastic caps on bottles can gum up (not a scientific term) the system. Not sure how but I read that they just end up not being part of the recycled stream and are disposed of as ordinary trash. In any event it can be a major cost item for recycling. For straws I just don't use them any more. For plastic bottle caps I just toss them in the garbage and recycle the bottle. I live in Florida so I drink a lot of water and I am outdoors a lot so I am more and more relying on personal water bottles which I wash and reuse.
It has everything to do with single stream recycling. Same with the plastic bags they ban everywhere. They gum up the works.

Meanwhile, enough with the oceans. U.S. generated waste doesn’t end up in the oceans. 90% of the stuff in the oceans comes from a handful of countries in Asia. Places without recycling and trash bins everywhere. Where people just throw stuff in the local river.
 
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The self-righteousness of the anti-straw people makes me want to buy many, many packages of straws and dump them all in the river.

Like, seriously. The whole world is falling apart but let’s spend countless hours and lobbying dollars to make it flipping impossible for my 3 year old to drink his Danimals.

Gah.
Yea exactly lol. The looming global ecological collapse will hardly be stopped by a couple hundred less tons of plastic. In fact, if it makes people think they're accomplishing anything, the straw ban is probably actively harmful.
 
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It may have something to do with single stream recycling. Plastic straws and the small plastic caps on bottles can gum up (not a scientific term) the system. Not sure how but I read that they just end up not being part of the recycled stream and are disposed of as ordinary trash. In any event it can be a major cost item for recycling. For straws I just don't use them any more. For plastic bottle caps I just toss them in the garbage and recycle the bottle. I live in Florida so I drink a lot of water and I am outdoors a lot so I am more and more relying on personal water bottles which I wash and reuse.
If they screw up recycling, throw them in the garbage - in CT all garbage is incinerated - so the turtles are safe.
 

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