Monday, August 31, 2009

Little Wastes - Part Two

I went to a local restaurant and said NO to plastic straws. But to my surprise, one arrived with my fresh lemonade. In fact, a whole flock of straws was presented on my table from the server.


Why do we need these little known wastes? I can easily drink my beverage without the assistance of these slender guests. Now, I certainly understand their purpose when one has oral surgery or has a child (even then sippy cups are acceptable). However, these beverage sidekicks simply end up in landfills. We only enjoy their purpose for maybe one hour, max two, depending on where you are dining. They aren't reusable and I doubt many facilities are even recycling these little plastic straws.

So again, why do we need them?

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