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Plastic Straws May Soon Be Illegal — Get Ahead with a Reusable One
If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you’ve likely seen the big announcement that Starbucks plans to do away with the iconic green plastic straws by 2020. It is just the latest brand to make that step. In the US, 500 million disposable plastic straws are used every single day. And it’s not just Starbucks. American Airlines and Hyatt have both joined in phasing out plastic straws along with Alaska Airlines, Bon Appétit, SeaWorld, Royal Caribbean. In fact, there are even city-wide bans in the works like Seattle, San Luis Obispo, Miami Beach and Fort Meyers in Florida. In Monmouth Beach, NJ, you can get fined up to $2,400 for initial violations of single-use plastic straws.
To save yourself $2,400, and a headache, get ahead of the curve and purchase a reusable one. The options out there include glass, metal and silicone, so pick whichever sounds best to you.