The Summer of Plastic-Straw Bans: How We Got There – USAPosted on August 9, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Straws
The story of how plastic straws went from ubiquitous to utensil non grata is one of psychology, a well-timed turtle and the power of social media. There has also been minimal industry pushback.
Some also credit the influence of an oft-cited statistic that Americans use 500 million straws each day. The figure, which has been cited by the National Park Service and others, including The Wall Street Journal, comes from the 2011 research of a then nine-year-old Vermont boy and his mother.
Glad to see this movement making progress. Such an unnecessary item.