Plastic straws bring joy to people.

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  • #1554690

    👑RebYidd23
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    And the straws have to be disposable, because otherwise people have to clean them with pipe cleaners.

    #1555320

    Little Froggie
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    Disposable people?!?

    #1555704

    kollelman
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    Yes, they do.

    The article claiming that turtles are found with plastic in their bodies does not explain what type of plastic, nor does it address the causation. Correlation /= causation. Let’s not ignore the massive dumping of waste that goes on in India and China. The “green” groups want the US to ban everything, while serial environmental destroyers are continuing unabated. Finding some turtles with plastic and insinuating that plastic straws from the US is the cause is, extremely misleading.

    #1555720

    Midwest2
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    I don’t like plastic straws because when I use them I swallow too much air and it gives me problems. So no straws for me. And let it be known that just as we have the biggest economy on the planet, we also throw stuff away to the same scale, meaning that other people can’t afford to throw away as much. The odds are that the poor turtle was distressed by something thrown away in the US.

    Whatever happened to “Bal tashchis?” Remember that one? How about things like all the food we throw out after chasunehs? and so on. People with some medical conditions need straws. I think the rest of us could get away without them. And survive with cardboard takeout trays instead of styrofoam. Do you know that milk once came in GLASS BOTTLES? And that you RETURNED the bottles to the milkman when they were empty? And that when something broke you took it to be FIXED, instead of throwing it out? Someone should do a popular documentary on what life was like in 1958, which also might make us appreciate the kashrus agencies a little more.

    #1555749

    👑RebYidd23
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    People who drink from Coke bottles without straws look like crazy drunks.

    #1555755

    DovidBT
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    People who drink from Coke bottles without straws look like crazy drunks.

    Only if they wrap the bottle in a paper bag and drink it while sitting on a public sidewalk.

    On the topic, what about using real straw?

    #1555759

    👑RebYidd23
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    What does the paper bag have to do with straws?

    #1555761

    yehudayona
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    When I was a kid, straws were made of paper.

    I heard that a large amount of the plastic in the oceans is from discarded fishing gear. A recent report claims 700,000 tons of nets and the like are discarded every year.

    #1555779

    👑RebYidd23
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    Most plastic is recyclable if you actually bother to recycle it. Instead of quitting plastic, we can start separating and recycling each type of plastic item.

    #1555848

    only thing straws are good for are:

    blowing bubbles in your milk

    shooting spit balls of tiny bits of saliva soaked paper at classmates

    emptying contents of raw eggs, without doing any damage to shell (contact me i will offer tutorial)

    #1555845

    Meno
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    Attempting to recycle results in a huge waste of resources. A good portion of the stuff you put in “recycling” just ends up in landfills anyway.

    #1556052

    Midwest2
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    Back then vending machines gave you your glass bottle (gasp!) without a straw. There was a bottle opener (for the metal caps) built into the machine. You opened your bottle there and walked away drinking your Coke without the aid of a straw, just tilting it up in the air. We did this in our high school cafeteria, so I guarantee you we weren’t drunk, crazy or otherwise. 🙂

    #1556205

    👑RebYidd23
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    Midwest2, you’re talking as though someone denied the possibility of drinking without a straw.

    #1556203

    👑RebYidd23
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    Meno, that is true for past efforts to recycle. It doesn’t mean a solution cannot be found.

    #1556357

    WinnieThePooh
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    Does anyone remember when plastics were the environmentally sound solution to cutting down trees for paper?
    Brown paper shopping bags were “bad”, and replaced by plastic shopping bags, which were “good”.

    #1557553

    Mammele
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    I could really use a a straw when riding in a car. And the subway, forget about it… Although I usually opt for a water bottle with sports cap.

    In general, short of drinking from a cup (and not gulping it all down at once, but breaking it up in a few draws as required by Halacha) sipping with a straw is definitely the more “eidel” way to drink.

    But proper manners in the USA went out the window a long time ago.

    #1557561

    yitzchokm
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    Straws are as dangerous to the environment as fireworks are to people

    Yay for government!!!! Ban away!!!!

    Just wait until they finally get around to Benning cows due to their environmental hazard….

    #1557643

    👑RebYidd23
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    Straws exist within our environment and the world is still here. People who swallow fireworks suffer much more damage.

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