The real reasons behind plastic straw bans

Should plastic straws be banned?

In municipalities across the United States and the world, single-use plastic straws have come under fire due to their impact on the environment. However, proposals to ban single-use plastic straws are also controversial and have criticized by people across the political spectrum. But what is frequently lost in this debate is the question of why single-use plastic straws are so bad for the environment. For answers, we talked to MaryEllen Mateleska of Mystic Aquarium.

Extended interview with MaryEllen Mateleska:


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