Sounds true, and sounds like a good fucking idea.
Have you ever had an abortion?
What does one have to do with the other?
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It's not really ruining marine life. That is an exaggeration. I suspect 99.9999% of marine life will be just fine if we continue to use straws.
Overusage of plastics is what kills marine life and coral reefs. Banning straws ought to be just the beginning, they should do it like Europe banning far more plastics. But yes, straws in itself doesn't solve everything
I assert the existence of a "religious left." They too seek to control how you live, in the name of morality (at least their conception of morality).
It is like a religious cult. Anyone who disagrees with their dogma must be destroyed
No, it will not kill me. That is definitely true. But just because something won't kill you doesn't mean you should support it.
No, but why shouldn't you support a law that is going to help the environment? It doesn't cost anything on top of that other than a slight inconvenience for some strange people.
Because I don't think me using a straw impacts the environment in any significant manner. If a few turtles die, it's not a big deal to me.
Do you eat fish or seafood?
Yes. And I think if people keep using straws I will be able to enjoy seafood.
Then your body is absorbing the microplastics from the straws. It's small enough to enter into the flesh of the seafood. You eat the seafood, it enters into your body. Nobody knows if it ever leaves your body.
Well, then my body is consuming other things like urine and feces that are also in the ocean and are therefore entering the flesh of seafood. It is of such small quantities, it doesn't impact our health.
I don't think that's retarded, I think this opinion is retarded
@acooke-13 How come?
Because they're literally saving wild and sealife by banning straws, if something's bad for the environment you should ban it unless it's a necessity, which it's not likely to be.
The government cannot violate people’s property rights in the name of “saving the environment”. The free-market will provide solutions if given time. A private company has already developed a floating device that acts as a vacuum on the surface of the water sucking in contaminants and debris while leaving sea life unharmed. Another private company has developed edible can holders that animals oft choke on. Pissing people off is not a solution.
It's a fucking straw dude
Straws=plastic> gets thrown away> plastic comes in ocean> forms plastic soop> results: many animals dying and ecological damage. It's a small step, but it really is about addressing a problem.
Addendum: it's about addressing or taking measures to decreases an extremely big problem that ought to be the priority if we want to sustain the earth as we know it
Thanks for the portrayal, but it's not addressing the problem.Straws offer a microscopic contribution to plastic refuse, and banning them is nothing more than meaningless smug self-satisfaction. This only serves to give people a warm fuzzy feeling about being part of the solution while not having to be inconvenienced. An equivalent act would be outlawing toothpicks in order to save the rainforest.
I agree. That's why they should just ban all plastics in plastic bags, straws and all that within a limited time like the EU
The rise of plastics resulted from the environmental cry to save trees, is paper the solution? It seems we're all just going in circles
My point is that banning things isn't a real solution