Could a tax on drinking straws stop people from using them?

In the U.S. alone, every day, 500 million drinking straws wind up in landfills. That’s why an initiative called Business Waste proposes to start treating straws the same ways as single-use plastic bags. Business Waste suggests that a similar tax that has helped people move away from using plastic shopping bags, will discourage them to continue using plastic straws.

 

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Could a tax on drinking straws stop people from using them?

In the U.S. alone, every day, 500 million drinking straws wind up in landfills. That’s why an initiative called Business Waste proposes to start treating straws the same ways as single-use plastic bags. Business Waste suggests that a similar tax that has helped people move away from using plastic shopping bags, will discourage them to continue using plastic straws.

 

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