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Old 01-14-2020, 09:39 PM
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This straw ban is getting really stupid. It takes about 4 straws to finish a milkshake with the paper ones and I'm starting to see them laying around like cigarette butts.
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Originally Posted by MercuryMan200 View Post
This straw ban is getting really stupid. It takes about 4 straws to finish a milkshake with the paper ones and I'm starting to see them laying around like cigarette butts.
I agree and the texture is horrific
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Can't stand them either, especially idiotic when they come individually wrapped in PLASTIC - https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/691419...-paper-straws/

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Anyone who has spent any time offshore knows that straws arent the man-made product that are the biggest problem.......its those damn Mylar balloons. They are everywhere miles offshore.
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Originally Posted by txhedg View Post
Anyone who has spent any time offshore knows that straws arent the man-made product that are the biggest problem.......its those damn Mylar balloons. They are everywhere miles offshore.
100 % spot on! I have never seen a friggin straw floating offshore. But there is a balloon every 5 miles! Getting real tired of picking them up.
Please ban balloons………………LOL.
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Appreciate you guys picking junk up while out there!!!
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What we need is to stuff a balloon in a turtles nose then make a video of us rescuing the turtle and removing the balloon.

Not sure if straws are a scam but its a very small part of our plastic problems.
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It was not a Mylar balloon, but I did see a sea turtle eat a Portuguese man O War once out in the GOM.
It looked like a balloon floating on the water, there is a good chance a turtle would try to eat a balloon
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I recently went to Aruba and walked the North ? shore where its very rough water. What I saw was thousands and thousands of water bottle caps. And a dildo, don't recall seeing any straws.
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Here they are banning plastic shopping bags, so walmart put in these thick plastic bags that are reusable. They are about a 3 mil thick, and you know no one at walmart is going to reuse them very funny.
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Originally Posted by txhedg View Post
Anyone who has spent any time offshore knows that straws arent the man-made product that are the biggest problem.......its those damn Mylar balloons. They are everywhere miles offshore.
This and other countries still dumping piles of trash into the ocean.
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Trash on our eastern shore right now is mostly from Haiti. It varies with the currents. Straws make up a tiny percentage of total weight. Bottle caps very prevalent. With two others we removed almost 250 pounds yesterday from a short section of beach.

Banning straws is the very least one can do and feel like they are saving the world.
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Originally Posted by txhedg View Post
Anyone who has spent any time offshore knows that straws arent the man-made product that are the biggest problem.......its those damn Mylar balloons. They are everywhere miles offshore.
Agree, I pull about 50 balloons out of the water in Block Island sound a year.

The biggest pollution I see though it when I dive. Its abandoned Lobster pots, and commercial fishing gear. They are everywhere.
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Straws aren't the point of the straw ban. It was a way to maximize an emotional response to banning single use plastics (plastic bags, takeout containers etc...) and other things such as mylar balloons. They chose to start with straws given it is an introductory baby step and the reaction to the turtle thing was huge.
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Plastic bags have been banned for a couple of years here in Ca. But you can pay for them if you forget to bring your own.
What I find blogging is that Home Depot and other box stores bag your items in plastic bags with no charge.
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IM not reading all the responses , but the problem is the balloons! I say put a $5 tax on each one. California tracks them and claims they sell 40 million of them a year. Use that money to clean up the environment.
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A place by us has “green colored plant based” straws. Feel and look like plastic. Bet they are. Just a good way to ward off the nut jobs.👍👍👍
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I hear the aluminum straws are all the rage.
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where are they banned at?
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SWFL is honeycombed with canals and I fish a lot of 'em in the mornings for Snook, etc. By FAR the largest amount of trash washed up into the canals are single use water bottles. Lets go after them!

No? Too convenient for Karens and their husbands/kids.

Oh well, lets try to ban the "easy" stuff rather than the "meaningful" stuff.

Enough to make you weep . . .

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