July 25, 2018

SUFB 515: NO! Banning Plastic Straws Will Not Save The Ocean

SUFB 515: NO! Banning Plastic Straws Will Not Save The Ocean

There is a huge movement to ban plastic straws in cities across North America and other places in the world; however, some people have been pointing out that it will not save the Ocean.  An article was recently published in the National Post (a...


There is a huge movement to ban plastic straws in cities across North America and other places in the world; however, some people have been pointing out that it will not save the Ocean. 

An article was recently published in the National Post (a Canadian Newspaper) that pointed out a number of reasons why the straw ban will not protect the Ocean as there are other problems with Ocean Plastic Pollution that we know are a bigger problem for the Ocean (waste management in different parts of the world and ghost fishing nets). 

In this episode, I let you know that I agree with some of the article, but I also feel strongly that we need the plastic straw bans on the world to make people think about how we use plastic. 

I also feel we need to rephrase how we propose the plastic straw ban. 

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