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PLASTIC STRAWS
Articles and Videos
2019
VIDEO - Paper or Plastic? The Role of Paper Straws in Climate Change Debate – Spectrum News – 10/30/2019
 
Stuart passes first plastic straw ban on the Treasure Coast – TC Palm – Florida – 10/29/2019
 
Reusable straws catching on in Japan but yet to see popular groundswell - Japan Times – 10/24/2019
 
Maine's Largest City Phases Out Plastic Straws, Stirrers and Splash Sticks – NECN - Maine – 10/22/2019
 
Eco-Friendly Bars in Italy Are Using Pasta Straws to Help Reduce Plastic Waste – Modern Art Net – 10/09/2019
VIDEO - Portland council to take up plastic straw ban on Monday - WGME TV Maine – 10/04/2019
WISCONSIN - Some Milwaukee aldermen want to ban plastic straws at bars and restaurants - BizTimes – 10/03/2019
If you want a plastic straw at an L.A. restaurant, you need to ask for it starting today - Los Angeles Times – 10/01/2019
VIDEO - Key West bans disposable plastic straws citywide, but with new exceptions – FL KEYS NEWS – 9/04/2019
WISCONSIN - Madison could ban restaurants from giving out straws unless customers ask – WI State Journal – 7/24/2019
VIDEO - Watch: Farmers create natural straw intent to break plastic’s back - EuroNews– 7/08/2019
VIDEO - Santa Barbara plastic straw ban among new laws taking effect July 1st – KEYT TV - 6/28/2019
EPA restrictions on plastic drinking straws to begin – Taipei Times - 6/28/2019
Gloucester Bans Plastic Straws – Gloucester Daily Times - 6/26/2019
 
Skip the straw – Boothbay Register - 6/18/2019
Say Goodbye To Plastic With These Chic Eco-Friendly Straws – Yahoo Lifestyle - 6/17/2019
VIDEO - This Paper Straw Company's Sales Rose 5,000% After Starbucks and Others Banned Plastic Straws – Fortune - 6/13/2019
Phasing out plastic straws helps the environment, but more needs to be done, say observers – CAN (Singapore) - 6/08/2019
 
Strawless by the Sea: Over 30 Newport establishments ditch plastic straws – WhatsUpNewp - 5/07/2019
Oregon votes to ban restaurants from offering plastic straws – AP - 5/30/2019
How L.A. Bars and Restaurants Have Adjusted to the Plastic Straw Ban (and So Can You) – Los Angeles Magazine - 5/28/2019
Straws: UK government to bring in new controls on plastic – BBC News - 5/22/2019
DeSantis’ first veto allows local governments to keep banning plastic straws - Miami Herald – 5/10/2019
Cities complain that in the session just ended, Legislature stepped on local control - Miami Herald – 5/08/2019
VIDEO - Tiny towns on B.C.'s West Coast may be first in province to ban plastic straws – CTV News (BC, Canada) – 5/03/2019
 
You can only get a straw at many L.A. restaurants by requesting one, starting now - Los Angeles Times – 4/22/2019
WISCONSIN - On Earth Day, the Brewers have eliminated plastic straws at Miller Park - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – 4/22/2019
WISCONSIN - VIDEO - Plastic straw ban at UW-La Crosse making impact in its first year - WEAU-TV – 4/17/2019
VIDEO - Easy-to-clean reusable straw blows past $140K in Utahns' Kickstarter - KSL.com (Salt Lake City, UT) - 4/02/2019
Banning the bans: Legislation on plastic straws advances in House – FLAPOL – 3/26/2019
 
Connecticut bans on plastic bags, straws, containers passed by committee – CT Post – 3/25/2019
 
Purdue University eliminates plastic straws for paper option – NBC13 WTHR Indiana – 3/24/2019
 
VIDEO - Local restaurants removing plastic straws ahead of possible statewide ban – Eyewitness News3 – Hartford, CT – 3/19/2019
 
Straws Made of Seaweed Could Replace Their Plastic Nemesis – EcoWatch – 3/14/2019
 
AUDIO - As Cities And Companies Ditch Plastic Straws, Demand For Paper Rises – WBUR Boston – 3/14/2019
 
VIDEO - Fort Lauderdale Commission Approves Plastic Straw Ban – NBC6 Miami – 1/24/2019
 
A brief history of how plastic straws took over the world – National Geographic – 1/02/2019
2018
The Strawless City: St. Pete bans plastic straws, Styrofoam – Tampa Bay Times – 12/14/2018
 
Portland City Council OK's limits on plastic straws, utensils – The Oregonian – 11/14/2018
 
Delta Air Lines grounds plastic straws, stirrers – USA Today – 10/24/2018
 
Ikea says goodbye to plastic straws with display at London's Design Museum – The Guardian (US) – 10/02/2018
Red Lobster® to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020 – Business Insider – 10/01/2018
Ban bags and straws? N.J. proposal would be the strictest in the nation – New Jersey Real-Time News – 9/27/2018
California lawmakers vote to restrict use of plastic straws, keeping state in national spotlight on environment – Los Angeles Times – 8/23/2018
House of Blues Bans Plastic Straws – Amplify - 8/13/2018
The Breakers, other Palm Beach spots join effort to ban plastic straws – Palm Beach Daily News – 8/12/2018
Aardvark, only U.S. producer of paper straws, acquired to meet skyrocketing demand – Indianapolis Star - 8/06/2018
Walt Disney Company to eliminate plastic straws and more by 2019 ABC News – 7/25/2018
San Francisco leaders vote unanimously to ban plastic straws, single-use foodware – ABC 7 News – 7/24/2018
WISCONSIN - VIDEO - West Allis restaurant to introduce pasta straws in effort to find ‛pollution solution’ – Fox6 News – 7/22/2018
WISCONSIN - VIDEO - ‛My morning meditation:’ Bay View woman’s quest to clear plastic from beaches takes her to restaurants” -- Ted Perry Fox6 – 7/16/2018
Bacardi and Lonely Whale to Remove 1 Billion Plastic Straws to Ensure #TheFutureDoesntSuck – EcoWatch – 7/13/2018
VIDEO - Everything You Need to Know About All the Upcoming Plastic Straw Bans - Delish - 7/12/2018
American Airlines is latest to ax plastic straws, stir sticks – USA Today – 7/10/2018
Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores – CNN Money – 7/09/2018
Q&A: Seattle’s plastic straw ban now in effect; here’s what you need to know – The Seattle Times – 7/03/2018
VIDEO – Cities and Some Companies Move to Ban Plastic Straws - NBC News – 7/01/2018
New York to follow London’s lead with plan to ban plastic straws Evening Standard – 6/22/2018
The Death of the Plastic Straw – National Geographic – 6/15/2018
VIDEO – McDonalds to Scrap Plastic Straws in UK & Ireland CNN Money – 6/15/2018
WISCONSIN -The Campaign Against Plastic Straws -Urban Milwaukee- 6/12/2018
Sea World, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags – Washington Post – 6/11/18
Seychelles latest to look at banning plastic straws across their islands – AFP News – 6/05/2018
WISCONSIN - New Milwaukee Bucks arena won't offer plastic straws – USA Today – 6/05/2018
EU proposes ban on plastic straws cutlery – The Hill – 5/28/2018
Going Green: Alaska Airlines says ‘so long’ to non-recyclable plastic stir straws – USA Today – 5/21/2018
Wimbledon serves up ban on plastic straws – The Guardian (US) 5/01/2018
Chicago White Sox to no longer plastic straws – The Hill – 4/20/2018
Belize pledges to ban plastic forks, bags, & other single use items by 2019 – Mic Network – 3/22/2018
VIDEO - Queen bans plastic straws and bottles on royal estates after David Attenborough documentary – Independent – 2/12/2018
2017
How Long Does it Take for Trash to Decompose? – 4Ocean – 1/20/2017
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