But, like everything else that’s easy, cheap, and pleasurable, using a straw is fundamentally wrong. Straws consume a lot of energy to produce and distribute for vanishingly little purpose. Billions wind up in the trash without ever being opened.

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jack

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@eli An office mate makes things out of glass for fun so I had him make me some glass-blown straws. I have not made a habit out of carrying one with me, though, but that is the intention. I hate the idea of plastic straws (and water bottles for that matter.)

eli

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@jack I have murdered many a ball jar for this very reason.

Bruce

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@eli I adore my Klean Kanteen for that reason.

A friend once dedicated a month to not producing any trash (he brought hiking utensils and bowls everywhere). Communicating that to coffee shop staff, etc was (un)surpringly hard.

Bruce

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@eli @jack Here's the site for his eco-theater company. They do really interesting work.

eli

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@Bruce I actually did this for years, but slipped up hardcore once I had a kid. I should get back into it as a game with him.

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