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County Council agrees to ban on plastic straws by 2022
Canada will ban single-use plastic items by the end of next year
New York Times
Americans May Add Five Times More Plastic to the Oceans Than Thought
Starbucks has officially abandoned straws in favor of sippy cup lids ... well, mostly
COVID-19 has resurrected single-use plastics. Are they here to stay?
Coronavirus Fears Prompt Suspensions Of Bans On Single-Use Plastic Bags
D.C. Businesses Will Soon Be Fined $800 For Providing Plastic Straws
Whole Foods will ban plastic straws and offer smaller produce bags
Vermont House Passes 'Toughest' Bill In Country Aimed At Plastic Pollution
Beyond paper straws: More hacks for reducing plastic at home
After straw ban, California builds a non-plastic future
Europe bans single-use plastics. And glitter could be next.
Stomach Of Dead Whale Contained 'Nothing But Nonstop Plastic'
The Kojo Nnamdi Show
D.C. Sets Its Sights On The Last Straw
On patrol with the enforcer of D.C.’s plastic-straw ban
The End Of Plastic Cutlery, Plates And Straws: EU Market Says Goodbye To Single-Use Plastic Products
Plastic Straws Now Officially Banned In D.C.
Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament
Endless shrimp are OK, but Red Lobster says no to endless plastic straws
California governor signs bill to reduce plastic straw use, cut waste 'choking our planet'
Plastic straws are out of fashion: Here's why takeout containers may be next
SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal
Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags
Plastic Straw Ban Proposed for DC
Fox 5 DC
Cava will ditch plastic straws for soybean-based paper straws by November 2018
Washington City Paper
D.C. Could Join Seattle and Eliminate Plastic Straws Citywide in 2019
Founding Farmers’ Dan Simons Makes the Case for Banning Straws
Plastic Straws Suck. But Will Banning Them Make Waterways Less Polluted?
Indiana-made Aardvark paper straws see ‘unprecedented growth’ as restaurants ditch plastic
Food & Wine Magazine
All Daniel Boulud Restaurants to Eliminate Straws
SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags
Washington Business Journal
Founding Farmers co-owner looks to build restaurant coalition to ditch plastic straws.
The Death of the Plastic Straw. It's a growing trend: Hotels, resorts, safaris, and cruises are increasingly banning plastic straws.
EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery
The New York Times
New York Today: The Scourge of Plastic Straws
The Plastic Straw Is Losing Status as New York’s Big Sipper
The Wall Street Journal
The War on Straws Is Coming to a Bar Near You. Plastic straws have begun disappearing from some taverns and restaurants as bartenders, liquor companies and others argue that too many end up in the ocean.
Bans on Plastic Straws Are Growing. But Is the Travel Industry Doing Enough?
Global momentum has built in recent months to ban plastic straws and replace them with biodegradable paper ones. But cruise lines and luxury resorts are lagging.
UK To Ban All Plastic Straws, Cotton Swabs, And Single-Use Plastics
U.S. News & World Report
Science Says: Amount of Straws, Plastic Pollution Is Huge. Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem.
Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic. Americans use 500 million straws daily. Citizen activists want to shrink that number.
Texas A&M University
Sea Turtle with Straw up its Nostril, video by Christine Figgener, marine biologist at Texas A&M University.