There"s a major problem with banning plastic straws — and it could alienate and endanger people with disabilities

Proposed bans on plastic straws have gained momentum across the country. Though it may be good for the environment, it can be bad in other ways.&.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 12th, 2018

The real reason why so many cities and businesses are banning plastic straws

YouTube/Coca-Cola Earlier this month, Seattle became the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils. San Francisco followed suit .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 25th, 2018

People with disabilities concerned about Seattle's ban on plastic straws

Since the City of Seattle banned plastic straws, peo.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJul 12th, 2018

The problem with AI? Study says it's too white and male, calls for more women, minorities

Too few women and people of color in the workforce is major cause of bias in facial recognition, artificial .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 16th, 2019

The construction industry has a problem, and women are going to solve it

The 8-trillion dollar construction industry has a major problem. Simply put, we do not have enough people to meet construction demands worldwide......»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkApr 12th, 2019

Beyond paper straws: More hacks for reducing plastic at home

To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store instead of accepting new plastic ones......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 8th, 2019

Alliance to End Plastic Waste Criticized for Including Major Plastic Producers

A European NGO says a new corporate effort to end plastic pollution is more a part of the problem than the solution. Last week, a group of more than 30 companies an.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 21st, 2019

California won"t offer straws at full-service restaurants — unless customers request them

Wikimedia Commons/Xanthine Complex California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill into effect banning single-use plastic straws at restaurant.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 21st, 2018

This foldable metal straw raised nearly $2 million on Kickstarter

Well before Starbucks got around to banning them, Emma Cohen was on a mission to rid the planet of plastic straws......»»

Category: topSource: moneySep 12th, 2018

At WeWork summer camp, there"s no meat, plastic straws or bottled water

Environmental sustainability is a hot corporate trend right now, with one company after another banning plastic straws, offsetting carbon emissions, and taking other steps toward being better planetary stewards......»»

Category: topSource: moneyAug 10th, 2018

Boba, or bubble tea, shops wrestle with plastic straw ban

San Francisco voted to ban plastic straws. For boba shops, this could be a problem: There aren't any non-plastic jumb.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 9th, 2018

Aardvark, the Only Producer Of Paper Straws In the U.S., Just Got Acquired

To meet skyrocketing demand. It's not just in your head: paper straws are taking over. With more and more cities across the U.S. banning the use of plastic straws and numerous companies following suit, demand is skyrocketing for Aa.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 7th, 2018

Would you pay $2 for a straw ? San Francisco bubble tea shops wrestle with plastic ban

San Francisco voted to ban plastic straws. For boba shops, this could be a problem: There aren't any non-plastic jumb.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 3rd, 2018

The Plastic Straw Ban: Enforced With Violence

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, The latest trend in banning plastic stuff is the nationwide trend toward eliminating plastic straws from restaurants. A commonly-given justification for the ban is the fact that there's a .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 31st, 2018

Are These Companies Guilty of Greenwashing Their Plastic Straws?

Corporate attempts to reduce plastic waste are admirable, but won't have any meaningful impact on the problem......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 25th, 2018

How Banning Plastic Straws Could Make Pollution Even Worse

Bans also ignor.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 12th, 2018

‘Disabled People Are Not Part of the Conversation.’ Advocates Speak Out Against Plastic Straw Bans

Critics say straws are disappearing without .....»»

Category: topSource: timeJul 12th, 2018

A major Thanos community just started banning hundreds of thousands of people at random, one by one — and they love it

Marvel Studios Warning: Spoilers for "Avengers: Infinity War" ahead. The Thanos subreddit r/ThanosDidNothingWrong banned half of its members on Monday — a tribute to Thanos wiping out .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 9th, 2018

Banning plastic straws sounds annoying, but here"s why it"s a fight cities must win

Starbucks announced on Monday that it plans to eliminate .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 9th, 2018

"Adult Sippie Cups" - Starbucks Becomes First Major Chain To Abandon Plastic Straws

With California on the cusp of passing a bill that would prohibit restaurant servers from giving customers plastic straws unless requested, .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 9th, 2018

Personal Finance Daily: The first major U.S. city to ban plastic straws and the financial slip-ups that can cost you big

Monday's top personal finance stories.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 2nd, 2018