New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's anti-plastic executive order will be a pain for taxpayers and city workers alike.
Environmental group Lonely Whale and Bacardi have teamed up to fight the little "straw in cup" symbol.
Are straw bans a sign of the lurking red menace?
Bills in Colorado and Florida would mandate some new restrictions on plastic straws, but forbid local governments from banning the suckers outright.
Bills introduced in Montana, Florida, and Washington would either ban or restrict plastic straws.
The city's new policy mandates almost all disposable foodware be compostable by 2020.
At the Start of 2018, Straws Were Legal Almost Everywhere. Now, They’re an Endangered Species Across the U.S.
What explains the rapid spread of the ultimate nanny state policy?
DC9's Garbage BARge touts straw bans, sea turtles, and a few inaccurate statistics.
Environmental Protection Agency Gives $45,000 Grant to Help Non-Profit Build Sea Turtle-Shaped Trash Can
The $45,000 grant goes to a New York environmental group's "Going Strawless to Save the Sea Turtle" campaign.
Plastic toys, sí! Plastic straws, no!
The city's straw initiative combines the nanny statism of straw bans with the greasy machine politics of Chicago.
A giant straw would actually pose fewer environmental risks than standard-sized varieties.
The war on plastic marches on.
Santa Barbara's new proposal would fine repeat violators up to $250 for handing out prohibited plastic straws and stirrers.
The reusable straw company Final Straw is marketing its product on the back of a 9-year-old's statistics.
Divers are taking ocean clean-up into their own hands.
A lack of international regulations did not cause the plastic pollution crisis. Imposing them now won't fix the problem.
Pushing punitive bans is a strange activity for an organization dedicated to defending human rights.
Environmental groups hope for an outright ban instead.
The new legislation is more performative than punitive. That doesn't make it a good idea.
No minor joy or modern convenience is safe.
The new ordinance is being amended to include plastic stirrers
The United States does not have a monopoly on poorly sourced statistics.
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Straw banners will soon have to answer for all the people fined, arrested, or even jailed for violating their petty prohibitions.
Oops! San Francisco Bubble Tea Company Throws Support Behind Straw Ban Without Realizing It Also Bans All Feasible Replacement Straws
Reading the fine print is important.
The California city has passed what is likely the most severe straw ban in the country.
The hotel chain says it will eliminate roughly 1 billion plastic straws by July 2019.
Thanks to Chinese restrictions on imported recyclables, even less of America's waste is getting reused.
A Reason investigation reveals that the coffee giant's new cold drink lids use more plastic than the old straw/lid combo.
The latest environmental craze claims another victory.
Advocates hope a straw ban will be the first step toward broader plastic prohibitions.
Another crop of celebrities, cities, and corporations declare war on single-use plastic straws.
Momentum to ban these convenient suckers keeps growing.
Vancouver is the latest city to take aim at singe-use plastic straws.
Want to cut back on plastic marine waste? Focus on waste management systems, not drinking straws.
An elementary school student said Americans use 500 million straws a day. Adults studying the issue put the figure far lower.
15 Times Major Media Outlets Used a Statistic about Plastic Straws Based on Research by a 9-Year-Old
A number's popularity does not prove its accuracy.