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Could this be the last straw for plastic straws in Berkeley?

With an anti-straw proposal being floated by several members of the city council this week, the more-politically-correct-than-thou residents of this East Bay burg may soon join a statewide trend to get rid of the plastic tubes that help us all just suck it up.

Berkeley To Consider Banning Plastic Straws

Berkeley residents already paying a little more for their soda-taxed beverages may soon have to enjoy their drinks without the aid of an environmental menace: the plastic straw.

The StrawFree.org Team Tried to Go A Week Without Plastic

The StrawFree.org Team Tried to Go A Week Without Plastic Plastic is a problem. Our world has become one that lives, breathes, and eats (yes, eats) plastics. We use plastic for packaging, storage, clothes, hygiene, cooking, technology, the list goes on. It’s hard to think of an industry that doesn’t use plastic in some way, [...]

Put down your plastic straws, group urges

The ancient Sumerians, in creating the first straw, probably rejoiced at their ingenuity. But thousands of years later, straws are made of plastic, and they pose a danger to marine life. They have ended up in the noses of turtles, leading to, when humans intervene to help, painful removals. The animals often mistake plastic bags [...]

Group Hopes To Ban Plastic Straws In Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach-based StrawFree.org is hoping to make its city the first in Orange County to ban straws, which they say is one of the top 10 pieces of garbage polluting the ocean and not recycled by most municipalities.   Read Article

Restricting use of plastic straws the latest trend to clean up beaches, ocean

Plastic shopping bags are so 2016. The new trendy target for those who want to reduce the stream of plastic flowing into our oceans, beaches and parks, is something smaller — plastic straws. And since November, when California voters agreed to ban plastic bags from supermarkets and other retailers, people who want similar restrictions on [...]