Waste Not WHY Not

4. Plastic Straw Bans (& strawlternatives)

June 4, 2019

Plastic straws are everywhere. Governments and corporations are beginning to enact straw bans. That's good, right? But does banning plastic straws really help the worst of plastic pollution? In this episode we look at the real damage from straws, and why the most popular strawlternative is actually worse than plastic. We also hear from a local business in Taipei, Ooh Cha Cha, and its founder Mai Bach on how they phased out plastic straws, and what a national ban on plastic straws may mean for businesses.

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