The problem with plastic straw bans

While plastic straw bans may seem like an easy, simple way for localities to fight climate change, these bans have other implications that directly impact people with physical disabilities. Plastic straws, despite being one of the top 10 objects found during coastal cleanups, are an essential part of the daily lives of people with mobility disabilities. Plastic straws provide a level of autonomy for people with varying levels of ability, but substitutes–such as wood or paper straws–can, at best, be inconvenient and, at worst, pose health and safety risks.

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