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aflyingmonkey

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2019, 07:09:00 am »
I have a Tumbler from Starbucks that included a Stainless Steel straw, it doesn't change the taste of the liquid while drinking it.  Starbucks discontinued the steel straws because they were too dangerous & changed to reusable plastic straws, which I also have.... one of my kids chewed the end of it slightly, & it gets pretty stained & needs to be bleached frequently, but a good alternative to one use only straws.

There are alternatives to petroleum-based plastics, which we use & are not biodegradable -- they can make plastic out of HEMP that is biodegradable... but the oil industry controls our choices pretty much I guess. Sad.

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2019, 07:36:44 am »
I can't remember which store I was in but I saw compostable straws which I thought were an interesting alternative.  I just checked and you can order these type of straws on Amazon.   
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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2019, 08:49:36 pm »
I try to avoid plastic straws since they're bad for the environment but sometimes when I go out somewhere, I have to use them. I should probably invest in reusable straws.

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2019, 10:41:14 pm »
Not sure why straws have become the villain of the plastic world when there are so much larger instances of unnecessary packaging etc. all over the place.
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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2019, 02:55:30 am »
Interesting straw facts. I have never thought about it. The glass straws sound like a great idea, I would just be afraid of them breaking.

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2019, 08:30:28 am »
I avoid straws when I can. I guess I use them at restaurants.

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2019, 06:05:54 pm »
i think that any substitute would be better than the paper straws. Those are the worst!

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2019, 06:16:33 pm »
I'm afraid the use over ones wouldn't get cleaned properly so I'll stick with the throw aways or none at all

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2019, 11:34:33 pm »
I would think glass is too fragile and would break easily if it's dropped.

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2019, 09:39:34 am »
According to Forbes, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are dumping more plastic into oceans than the rest of the world combined.  Whe you have all these places using the ocean as a dump its pretty had to make a differance here , the trash on the shores isn't from here its from these places ! And we can't make these places stop !   

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2019, 11:40:47 am »
They really sell glass straws? I have never heard about these. We use the plastic ones.

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2019, 07:58:17 am »
I usually use plastic straws.

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2019, 11:39:20 am »
I prefer plastic.  I think there's more of an environmental issue with them than anything.  As an alternative I would use glass.

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2019, 12:14:49 am »
According to Forbes, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are dumping more plastic into oceans than the rest of the world combined.  Whe you have all these places using the ocean as a dump its pretty had to make a differance here , the trash on the shores isn't from here its from these places ! And we can't make these places stop !   

It's our trash they're dumping.  We ship our recyclable plastic to China for processing. 

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Re: Drinking Straws
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2019, 03:07:17 am »
I've used plastic straws my whole life and never had any problem with them.  Wouldn't trust glass straws and metal can grow bacteria if not cleaned properly and I don't think there is a way to clean a straw properly.  I think people just panic way too easily now-a-days with this overload of information.   

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