I'm going to be honest, I'm from California, and I don't understand the straw thing.
@LessOften, at the montage in Laguna and they have plastic straws but just have to ask
@LessOften, They’re evil and kill sea turtles.
You might think that people dumping them in the ocean is what actually kills sea turtles, but you’d be wrong. The only way to save the sea turtles (not the Ninja Turtles, they’re doing just fine, don’t worry) is to ban all plastic straws.
I mean, it was either that or crack down on waste disposal companies who don’t dispose of waste properly, and try to convince people to not just throw their cráp on the floor. That might seem more effective, but this is definitely more ‘woke’ and so must be better.
@Nellybert , so they banned straws? Since when? Everywhere I go I get a straw with my drink.
@LessOften, Only the plastic ones, and they’re just not allowed to assume your straw preference any more.
So you can still have a plastic one, if you ask for it and hate sea turtles.
@Nellybert , the amount of sarcasm leads me to believe it isn't a real thing XD
@LessOften, Not being in California I cant directly confirm the ban, but everything I’ve seen in the news leads me to believe that California has banned restaurants from automatically offering a plastic straw with your drink.
(I’m British, this is pretty much our base level of sarcasm).
@Nellybert , I see I see. Yeah, I've not had any sort of issues with straws, and if a restaurant doesn't hand me one, I don't usually notice since half the time I don't use one anyway. But it certainly explains all the memes.
@Nellybert , plastic straws were not banned. Now you just have to ask for them if you want them. I went to the bay area the other day and i was serviced a straw without asking for one. I realized it was a biodegradable straw that worked just as well as a plastic one and had no negative impact on my life. This is good as plastic will become a huge problem as it basically doesn’t degrade. While the law doesnt really matter for people@living inland its huge for people living near the coast. However this is only a small piece of the pie because california is just one small coast and doesnt account for all the trash that gets thrown directly into the ocean by other countries or companies.
That’s clearly an Assault Spit Ball Shooter...
Oh not all. We have out misfit cities like the US has Texas state.