Can small acts of refusal make a difference? We hope so. For the past few years, we at Remodelista have rid our kitchens of plastic drinking straws, no exception.
According to the New York Times, cities such as Malibu, Davis, and San Luis Obispo in California as well as Seattle and Miami Beach “have banned or limited the use of plastic straws in restaurants. Advocates say laws aimed at cutting back on the use of plastic straws can help spur more significant behavioral changes.” And just this week, Starbucks announced its decision to ban plastic straws in every one of its 28,000 stores by 2020.
Here are five alternatives (straw straws included).
N.B.: This post is an update; it first ran on Remodelista on April 12, 2018.