I have heard the issue on banning straws, but don’t understand the specific reason more than plastics generally?

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asked Mar 6, 2018 in Scuba Diving by Davidb (1,816 points)

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answered Mar 6, 2018 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I have heard that it can get stuck in the animals more, but from what I have seen it is just phase one to try and get people off of all the plastic we use daily.
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answered Mar 8, 2018 by CalypsoReid (65 points)
Straws are not disposed of properly in many cases and, yes, can be ingested by animals or fish. They aren't recyclable either, just trash. The number of straws used annually is astonishing. You are certainly correct that it is a first step in awareness of the plastic problem, like using reusable shopping bags - still hard to get people to switch! You can buy and carry metal and biodegradable straws if you have to have one.
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answered Mar 15, 2018 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
Just a good starting point to get rid of the plastic problem, and also with that video of the poor sea turtle with the straw in its nose really helps make the message a little clearer that it is an issue.
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