I get it: It's 87 degrees in January and it hasn't rained since the early '1990s. We all should be conserving. But considering the overflowing dumpster the size of a short bus behind every restaurant in America, I'm having a hard time thinking drinking straws are where we should focus our efforts.
Scott Reitz Paper drinking straws will not save the universe.
Restaurants are switching to paper straws and touting their environmental do-goodery as some epic step toward reducing waste and saving the sea turtles. "Paper straws cost more, but we're doing it anyway," Snappy Salads actually said in a press release, before they served up a salad in a plastic to-go bowl. And this is supposed to make me feel good about the soggy paper pulp I'm gumming while wrestling with my beverage?More »