The majority of straws, routinely placed in glasses of water or soda. are not recyclable. They end up in oceans, and are now among the top 10 waste items to be washed up on beaches.
That is the reason why cities (ie. Seattle and Malibu) – and even entire countries (ie.Taiwan and Scotland) – are looking to ban plastic straws and force businesses to provide straws made of alternatives to plastic, including wood, bamboo and paper.
Queen Elizabeth II also is pushing for environment-friendly changes in her royal residences where plastic straws will be phased out soon.