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  • #16
    A company named Tervis makes practically indestructible plastic insulated tumblers and mugs. They make durable bendable plastic straws that come in a package of assorted colors or in a frosted finish. They can be cleaned with a brush similar to the one I posted above.

    The key is to remember to remove them from the glass you are using at the restaurant and take them home. I use a universal cuff with my own fork. I've left my fair share of these at restaurants in 35 years.

    https://www.tervis.com/flexible-stra...h-1067655.html
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    Last edited by gjnl; 07-31-2018, 05:27 PM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Andy View Post
      Maybe San Francisco should focus more on tidying up the heroin needles and human fecal matter permeating their streets? Seems like a more value-added proposition
      Totally agree Andy

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      • #18
        Originally posted by gjnl View Post
        Many cities and towns across the United States have or are considering banning plastic straws. Restaurants, fast food outlets, and coffee shops and employees could be fined and/or jailed for providing plastic straws with beverages. In the city of Santa Barbara in California, a restaurant employee or owner could be fined $1000 after an initial warning to stop providing plastic straws and serve a 6 month jail term for multiple infractions of the plastic straw ban ordinance. Supposedly these ordinances have provisions that would exempt providing plastic straws to people with disabilities.

        San Francisco has passed a similar ordinance to the one in Santa Barbara. The plastic straw ban will go into effect next year. Read more here: http://eastbaytimes.ca.newsmemory.com

        Disabled Often Forgotten in the Effort to Ban Plastic Straws

        Mercury News (East Bay Times)
        July 30,2018

        San Francisco has decided to ban them in restaurants, cafes and other businesses.

        The Disney Company will do so in the happiest places on Earth.

        The global campaign to do away with plastic drinking straws is gaining momentum as environmentalistscontinue to try to reduce plastic waste polluting beaches, parks and oceans and filling landfills. Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda are among the growing list of cities that restrict or ban them in many businesses.

        But there are also unintended victims of the campaign. People such as 44-year-old San Francisco resident Alice Wong, who has a progressive neuromuscular disability that affects her ability to lift and hold things, tilt her head, swallow and breathe. For Wong, plastic straws aren?t a convenience, they are a necessity of life, and she says the ban feels like a personal attack on her. Straws allow her to drink hot liquids and bend forward to sip a drink, and the alternatives to them often fall apart too easily, fail to bend, or pose injury risks.

        Given the wide range of disabilities and needs, activists say campaigns painting straws as nonessential ignore those who depend on them. It is, they say, an issue of equality.

        Seems you are creating another panic...replacing plastic for paper is great for the environment which you never mention...?

        If one needs to use a certain style straw or bring one of there own its not an issue. Its not that a customer will not have straws they just wont have plastic but paper.

        Remember children still will need straws too.

        We did fine in the 60's and 70's before plastic came out!

        We always have a few bendable paper extended (longer) straws in our van, suitcase and backpack...Never an issue!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by RollPositive View Post
          Seems you are creating another panic...replacing plastic for paper is great for the environment which you never mention...? (added by gjnl)

          If one needs to use a certain style straw or bring one of there own its not an issue. Its not that a customer will not have straws they just wont have plastic but paper.

          Remember children still will need straws too.

          We did fine in the 60's and 70's before plastic came out!

          We always have a few bendable paper extended (longer) straws in our van, suitcase and backpack...Never an issue!
          I don't have a dog in this fight one way or another. I thought it was an interesting story to share and worthwhile discussing here...that's it!
          Last edited by gjnl; 08-02-2018, 02:51 PM.

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          • #20
            I ordered a package of flexible plastic straws from the Sammons Preston catalog and keep several in my wheelchair backpack, so in case I am somewhere that doesn't have straws, I still have one to use. I also have used those solid colored sippy cups for toddlers. There is one by Sassy that doesn't have a spout, so it looks less babyish that I found on Amazon.

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            • #21
              I tell ya - Its a plot - disguised as environmentalism - to rid the woirld of quads!

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              • #22
                Just back from shoprite. I use a 15 year old STOLEN shopping basket, but nobody cares anymore, there have been 2 iterations since that one.

                Watched with dismay and disgust as an overweight middle class person rolled out with two carts. One was packed solid with a multitude of yellow plastic bags, probably 30 or more.
                Certainly more than needed and going to the landfill.
                A second cart was filled with cases of water in, of course, scads of plastic bottles. All loaded into his giant SUV.
                Mother Nature is fucked!
                And we are ugly.
                69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                NW NJ

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                • #23
                  There is a giant patch of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean that is often sited as the great dumping ground for plastic straws, plastic food clamshell containers, plastic bags, plastic cutlery, and plastic cups. But, the biggest contributor to this gigantic drift of plastic trash is fish nets and other fishing gear, according to this National Geographic report: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/...s-environment/

                  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a square foot of surface on which to stand. It cannot be seen from space, as is often claimed.

                  The lack of terra firma did not deter a pair of advertising executives from declaring the patch to be an actual place. They named it the nation of Trash Isles, signed up former Vice President Al Gore as its first “citizen” and last fall, petitioned the United Nations for recognition. The publicity stunt perpetuated the myth.

                  The patch was discovered in 1997 by Charles Moore, a yachtsman who had sailed through a mishmash of floating plastic bottles and other debris on his way home to Los Angeles. It was named by Curtis Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer known for his expertise in tracking ocean currents and the movement of cargo lost overboard, including rubber duck bath toys and Nike tennis shoes. The patch is now the target of a $32 million cleanup campaign launched by a Dutch teenager, Boyan Slat, now 23, and head of the Ocean Cleanup, the organization he founded to do the job.



                  Last edited by gjnl; 08-09-2018, 10:02 AM.

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                  • #24
                    Here's where plastic straws end up at.

                    "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."

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                    • #25
                      I've been using canvas re-usable bags for my shopping for a decade. And a good stainless steel container for water. I'd use my own mug for coffee at drive-thrus if they'd let me ... and I just purchased 4 stainless steel straws a month ago. We do what we can!
                      Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                      T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                      • #26
                        ''The Disney Company will do so in the happiest places on Earth.

                        The global campaign to do away with plastic drinking straws is gaining momentum as environmentalistscontinue to try to reduce plastic waste polluting beaches, parks and oceans and filling landfills. Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda are among the growing list of cities that restrict or ban them in many businesses.''

                        Hey Disney! How is this going to help reduce plastic waste polluting beaches, parks and oceans and filling landfills?

                        http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/...magic-kingdom/

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                        • #27
                          Silicone straws, they're soft, flexible and reusable. Won't injure your mouth or teeth even if you fell on them, unlike stainless steel which would surely rip your mouth up. Can be used with hot or cold liquids. They come with cleaning brushes too. I've been using them for a year and find them better than any other straw. A great gift to yourself and the environment!
                          https://smile.amazon.com/Mcool-Silic...ilicone+straws

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