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The real reason why so many cities and businesses are banning plastic straws has nothing to do with straws at all
Starbucks has vowed to get its iconic green sippers completely off store shelves by 2020, while Seattle banned all plastic utensils, including straws, from bars and businesses city-wide earlier this month. The truth is that straws are just the tip of the plastic waste trash heap.
But we could prevent it from happening — here's how.
According to a new measure, all disposable dishware manufactured in France will have to be compostable by 2020.
The production of tote bags that are marketed as sustainable actually has an environmental impact many times larger than that of a standard plastic bags.