The U.K. Might Want to Ban All Plastic Straws and Drink Stirrers So Savor Those Sips Today

Don’t get too attached to your straw.

At least, if you’re a U.K. citizen it’s possible you’ll be going without drink straws, stirrers, and cotton buds, if a newly-proposed ban goes through. During the meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government on Thursday in London, a proposal was announced to phase out single-use plastics, which cannot be recycled and contribute to ocean deterioration, damaging ecosystems and wildlife. In the U.K., about 23 million straws are used and...

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