California’s Straw Ban Based on Research Done by a 9 Year Old

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    When I stopped laughing, I bothered to read the article and found out just how totally ridiculous the whole thing is. What has happened to the people of my home state? Some kind of virulent stupidity bug?



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    It took a 9 year old to figure out plastic floating around in the ocean and our waterways was a bad thing?
     
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    I save the plastic straws that come with------"take away food"
    (if they are unused and wrapped in paper I have lots.)
    I have chop sticks too. I think that the chopsticks are bamboo. and NOT PLASTIC (not sure) Will I be arrested
    for "POSSESSION" or for "INTENT"? If the search warrant does not MENTION "drinking straws" or
    "chop sticks" can the evidence still be introduced in court?
     
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    There will be a boom in the straw smuggling business
     
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    I am so glad that I saved some-------
     
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    How dare you question settled science.
     
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    By banning those plastic straws, it INCREASES the amount of plastic used for the containers that used to have straws in them.

    Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic

    Epic fail!
     
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    The purpose of the straw is simply hygiene
     
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    Not sure that addresses the point. So starbucks fucked up and used more plastic in their lids. that still puts more plastic in the waterways and oceans.
     
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    It is the feel good thinking that fails to solve the problem, which the article I posted shows in some detail. Straws are a TINY part of the plastic waste problem, which is why banning them is self defeating when all it does is INCREASE the total amount of plastic being entered into the ocean waters.

    Read the article I posted for the details.
     
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