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March 2018

Beyond the Bag: Cities Banning Disposable Utensils and Straws

Some of the most wasted plastic items are actually not needed at all. One example; When it comes to consuming beverages, straws are completely unnecessary except for a small number of people with certain medical conditions. According to the National Park Service, Americans alone use 500 million straws daily.

When research exposed the negative environmental impact of producing single-use plastic bags and the harm they do to everything from wildlife to plumbing when discarded, an international movement of...