A while back, I got an e-mail saying that if people stopped taking bank receipts from ATM machines that we could wrap the world several times over the long tape of paper we would save.
So my question is how many times could we wrap the world if people stopped using straws? I really don't have a problem with straws. They allow me to consume my favorite beverages faster…except beer of course. It gives me something to play with when you get that old fashioned ice that's in pellets. You know you crunch it up in the straw to create little ice pillars and then see how long you can make the pillar? Ah, the joy of inane things!