A new study from Belgian researchers found that paper straws had higher concentrations of long-lasting, water resistant "forever chemicals" than plastic or steel straws.
The country's new ban increases costs for businesses while doing nothing to address the problem of global plastic pollution.
New York's Straw Law Will Fine Business for Giving Out Unsolicited Straws, and Also for Not Having Enough Straws
Those much-maligned single-use plastics had a brief reprieve during the pandemic. Now they're back in politicians' sights.
Most environmental panics have some sort of gimmicky product response. The coronavirus pandemic is no different.
One of the overlooked benefits of single-use items is that they're clean.
We found a lot of things to worry about over the past 10 years.
From plastic bag bans to plastic straw bans to bans on shampoo bottles in hotels, California is adopting supposedly environmental policies that won't save the environment but will piss off residents.
The Green Party of Canada has committed itself to banning a whole host of single-use plastic items by the year 2022.
The much-maligned drinking utensil is saved from the ravages of Trump's trade war.
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The once noble symbol of resistance to government tyranny is now being used to help get Donald Trump re-elected.
The artsy new waste receptacle is intended to make recycling "fun and cool."
A press release announcing the Canadian government's intention to ban straws and other single-use plastics cites a long debunked statistic.
Straw banners have sucked victory from the jaws of defeat.
The bill represents a win for defenders of plastic straws
A supporter says the move is "symbolic."
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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