Uncovering The Plastic Straw Myth

Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws? Well if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore. These must be banned they say.

Why?

Because according to the ban straw advocates, 500 million plastic straws are used in this country every single day and many end up in the ocean polluting water and killing sea life.

But is banning plastic straws actually going to make the environment any better? Watch this John Stossel report.

Plastic pollution in the ocean is a real problem but only about 1% of it comes from the United States. Of that 1% a tiny amount comes from plastic straws. But what about that 500 million number in the USA alone?

That number came from a child school project and those who say banning plastic straws will do nothing for the environment say you are also replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.

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