With much evidence, highlighting the mass levels of plastic waste, that are polluting water ways (which means additional water treatment costs), and the fact that they eventually end up in the ocean, harming marine wildlife, the article below by Janice Kaspersen, published February 27, 2018, highlights the ban of drinking straws in the United States and other countries.
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Wow! This article published by JoAnna Wendel (accessed via the link) is a definite need-to-read, especially to highlight the impact of pollution, which has taken over one of the largest Pitcairn islands in the United Kingdom, Henderson Island with about “671 pieces of plastic every square meter” (Wendel, 2017).
Source: Plastic Waste Knows No Bounds
Wendel, J. (2017), Plastic waste knows no bounds, Eos, 98, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017EO074191. Published on 22 May 2017.