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Most dentists recommend drinking through straw's to help save your front teeth from acid erosion. Stock up why you can before the complete ban in September.
I have purchased 150 boxes to give me a several year supply as all my family use them and it will cost a lot more if we have to buy paper straws, metal Straws are not as convenient, they will also probably increase are carbon footprint washing them in hot water.....
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Got to love the cold votes on account of environmental issues.

We understand the problem and agree that changes need to be made, but these items have already been made.

What should we do? Buy and use them, then dispose of them responsibly or just have the stores dispose of them at a loss to themselves which inevitably increases prices across the board.

I'm off to eat tons of palm oil products, whilst driving around in my massive engined, fossil fuel burning vehicle, on my way to buy up all stock of these straws.

Afterall this is deal site, not an eco advisory forum.
Edited by: "cannotthinkofone" 17th Jul
Stand outside MacD's and sell them for 2p each.
Yes quickly, buy loads of plastic straws that you'll use once and throw in the bin just because you can't sip the side of a glass....

I'm far from a Eco Warrior Hippy, but even I hate the fact that we are still using plastic for so much unnecessary stuff is crazy.

It covers everything and we have to stop using it like that.
Edited by: "Jerec" 17th Jul
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Stand outside MacD's and sell them for 2p each.
cannotthinkofone17/07/2019 12:21

Stand outside MacD's and sell them for 2p each.


I only trade in silver or gold so will need to be at least 5p each.
You've spent over £100 on straws!!

If you are using them at home, surely you could rinse them out after use?
Cold: plastic, single use, disposable

Had to laugh at the Macie D reference tho, it's true, you need 2 or 3 of those paper straws to get through a thick shake.
Yes quickly, buy loads of plastic straws that you'll use once and throw in the bin just because you can't sip the side of a glass....

I'm far from a Eco Warrior Hippy, but even I hate the fact that we are still using plastic for so much unnecessary stuff is crazy.

It covers everything and we have to stop using it like that.
Edited by: "Jerec" 17th Jul
plastic? really in this day and age?
SOUTHWALES17/07/2019 12:24

I only trade in silver or gold so will need to be at least 5p each.


Del Boy.
I wash them and reuse them and one box has lasted us years!
Heat from me, blithering paper ones disintgrate half way through a drink

don't worry about the tree hugger comments
Got to love the cold votes on account of environmental issues.

We understand the problem and agree that changes need to be made, but these items have already been made.

What should we do? Buy and use them, then dispose of them responsibly or just have the stores dispose of them at a loss to themselves which inevitably increases prices across the board.

I'm off to eat tons of palm oil products, whilst driving around in my massive engined, fossil fuel burning vehicle, on my way to buy up all stock of these straws.

Afterall this is deal site, not an eco advisory forum.
Edited by: "cannotthinkofone" 17th Jul
Jerec17/07/2019 12:30

Yes quickly, buy loads of plastic straws that you'll use once and throw in …Yes quickly, buy loads of plastic straws that you'll use once and throw in the bin just because you can't sip the side of a glass....I'm far from a Eco Warrior Hippy, but even I hate the fact that we are still using plastic for so much unnessaccary stuff is crazy.It covers everything and we have to stop using it like that.


Every little helps but I think there are bigger environmental issues than targeting plastic Straws, driving your fossil fueled car for just 2 miles probably does more environmental damage than you could do if using plastic Straws for most of your life. Also how sure are we paper straws have less of a carbon footprint, how many trees will be cut down to meet are paper requirements as we switch away from plastic.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 17th Jul
Why not buy metal ones and resuse them for the next 10 years
Edited by: "ashmac" 17th Jul
Hot cos theyre plastic.
ashmac17/07/2019 12:47

Why not but metal ones and resuse them for the next 10 years


Cleaning metal Straws especially in hot water probably increases your carbon footprint. Also people washing them under a hot tap probably easily use several litres of water or more, especially if they are waiting for the tap to run hot from their boiler.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 17th Jul
cannotthinkofone17/07/2019 12:44

Go to love the cold votes on account of environmental issues. We …Go to love the cold votes on account of environmental issues. We understand the problem and agree that changes need to be made, but these items have already been made. What should we do? Buy and use them, then dispose of them responsibly or just have the stores dispose of them at a loss to themselves which inevitably increases prices across the board.I'm off to eat tons of palm oil products, whilst driving around in my massive engined, fossil fuel burning vehicle, on my way to buy up all stock of these straws. Afterall this is deal site, not an eco advisory forum.


I would assume all unsold straws will be sent off to the correct disposal or recycling plant, contained and boxed, rather than individually stuck in a bin, sent to landfill or sent abroad to be hand filtered through by poorly paid workers and most likely end up in the places where we don't want them to be, ie the Sea.

Again, everyone can joke and laugh but we all really really need to get serious about this stuff.

I'm not saying we park a boat in Oxford street and do some Yoga, but we all need to do our little bit.
Purchasing 150 boxes is insane!!

Purchasing one box and rinsing after use is acceptable.
SOUTHWALES17/07/2019 12:47

Every little helps but I think there are bigger environmental issues than …Every little helps but I think there are bigger environmental issues than targeting plastic Straws, driving your fossil fueled car for just 2 miles probably does more environmental damage than you could do if using plastic Straws for most of your life. Also how sure are we paper straws have less of a carbon footprint, how many trees will be cut down to meet are paper requirements as we switch away from plastic.


Mate, before making statements, maybe best to get the facts straight.

Yes fossil fuel cars are bad, but newer cars are cleaner and more economical then they have ever been.

Using plastic straws means that small strip will sit somewhere, be it a hole in the ground, the ocean who knows, but it will sit there potentially forever, and even if it broke down after a thousand years, there are still micro pieces that are left. That is more damaging over time then a 2 mile trip in a car.

As for paper straws, I believe these are being made from a high percentage of recycled paper and card. And most of the tree's that come down are replaced, its been like this for years now.

Palm Oil is the threat, deforestation of rainforests so farmers can put Palm tree's up to turn a profit whilst nature and the planet suffers.

Boycott Palm products or at least make sure that the Palm comes from a safe area.
Edited by: "Jerec" 17th Jul
5erge17/07/2019 12:53

Purchasing 150 boxes is insane!!Purchasing one box and rinsing after use …Purchasing 150 boxes is insane!!Purchasing one box and rinsing after use is acceptable.


All 150 boxes still weigh less than 1kg, that is very little plastic for something that will last several years and will use no water continually rinsing them out, government is always telling us to use less water.
Jerec17/07/2019 12:56

Mate, before making statements, maybe best to get the facts straight.Yes …Mate, before making statements, maybe best to get the facts straight.Yes fossil fuel cars are bad, but newer cars are cleaner and more economical then they have ever been.Using plastic straws means that small strip will sit somewhere, be it a hole in the ground, the ocean who knows, but it will sit there potentially forever, and even if it broke down after a thousand years, there are still micro pieces that are left. That is more damaging over time then a 2 mile trip in a car.As for paper straws, I believe these are being made from a high percentage of recycled paper and card. And most of the tree's that come down are replaced, its been like this for years now.Palm Oil is the threat, deforestation of rainforests so farmers can put Palm tree's up to turn a profit whilst nature and the planet suffers.Boycott Palm products or at least make sure that the Palm comes from a safe area.


Recycled paper from where?, a lot of people will think nothing of putting there used nose blown tissue in the recycle bin and other bits of used paper, also rats and mice can enter most people's recycling bins and urinate, and how many peoples used paper cups and Straws will be recycled into more food packaging, no thank you. At least recycled plastic is heated and usually washed so a good chance of being less contaminated.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 17th Jul
SOUTHWALES17/07/2019 13:03

All 150 boxes still weigh less than 1kg, that is very little plastic for …All 150 boxes still weigh less than 1kg, that is very little plastic for something that will last several years and will use no water continually rinsing them out, government is always telling us to use less water.

30,000 little pieces of nuisance plastic, lingering around the planet, potentially killing wildlife for centuries to come, but sure, its not a problem because they don't weigh much....
Plastic Straws
Fizzy Drinks
Sugar
Cigarettes
Fossil Fuels
Unprotected Sex
Driving on your mobile phone
Taking selfies whilst driving
Using plastic drinks bottles.

We all know the issues and dangers with the above. Some continue to use/do these things.

Basic Human right, to be free to make our own informed choice.
SOUTHWALES17/07/2019 12:50

Cleaning metal Straws especially in hot water probably increases your …Cleaning metal Straws especially in hot water probably increases your carbon footprint. Also people washing them under a hot tap probably easily use several litres of water or more, especially if they are waiting for the tap to run hot from their boiler.


Personally I put my in the dishwasher with the rest of my cutlery.

Those without dishwashers, using metal straws to drink regular fluids I.e. not smoothies ecould just wash them along with their normal pots/pans/plates so I don't understand why you'd special treatment to washing metal straws? The mention of boiler costs sounds like a contrived excuse to justify the continued use of plastic straws to me.
CraigMack17/07/2019 13:21

Personally I put my in the dishwasher with the rest of my cutlery. Those …Personally I put my in the dishwasher with the rest of my cutlery. Those without dishwashers, using metal straws to drink regular fluids I.e. not smoothies ecould just wash them along with their normal pots/pans/plates so I don't understand why you'd special treatment to washing metal straws? The mention of boiler costs sounds like a contrived excuse to justify the continued use of plastic straws to me.


You would need to make sure the inside of the straw was cleaned hence why many metal Straws come with a very thin bottle brush, you can not guarantee that putting them in the dishwasher will clean the inside as the water jets inside a dishwasher are not going to direct water through the straw.
SOUTHWALES17/07/2019 13:03

All 150 boxes still weigh less than 1kg, that is very little plastic for …All 150 boxes still weigh less than 1kg, that is very little plastic for something that will last several years and will use no water continually rinsing them out, government is always telling us to use less water.


By my calculations that works out at less than 7g a box and 0.03g per straw. Don't buy them, they are about 1 molecule thick and will collapse at the first suck.
ashmac17/07/2019 12:47

Why not but metal ones and resuse them for the next 10 years


Someone recently died using a metal straw.
dogpatch17/07/2019 13:25

By my calculations that works out at less than 7g a box and 0.03g per …By my calculations that works out at less than 7g a box and 0.03g per straw. Don't buy them, they are about 1 molecule thick and will collapse at the first suck.


Been using them for months and not an issue.
Plastic straws are really not a good idea. Sperm counts in Western males are declining year on year, most probably as a result of ingesting oestrogen mimics. Plastic straws are going to add to your environmental intake. Whilst your bits are not going to drop off they are not going to function as well as they should. npr.org/201…als
The total ban due in September is a complete nonsense. Weren't light bulbs banned by the eu a few years ago. Loads of places still sell them and the same thing will happen with plastic straws
SOUTHWALES17/07/2019 13:29

Been using them for months and not an issue.


I was being ironic. A straw weighs about 0.42g making each box 84g and 150 of them 12.6kg.
WE DONT USE THEM ANYMORE
SOUTHWALES17/07/2019 13:03

All 150 boxes still weigh less than 1kg, that is very little plastic for …All 150 boxes still weigh less than 1kg, that is very little plastic for something that will last several years and will use no water continually rinsing them out, government is always telling us to use less water.



Last time I checked water wasn’t a particularly difficult thing to engineer. Another planet however is a bit trickier.

Also your argument about washing sounds like it’s born out of irrational hygiene concerns. Firstly your hot tap water isn’t hot enough to kill all bacteria, secondly it’s the abrasion action when washing that kills germs and bacteria.

Single use plastics are an absolute environmental nightmare, end of.
uksparky17/07/2019 14:15

Last time I checked water wasn’t a particularly difficult thing to e …Last time I checked water wasn’t a particularly difficult thing to engineer. Another planet however is a bit trickier. Also your argument about washing sounds like it’s born out of irrational hygiene concerns. Firstly your hot tap water isn’t hot enough to kill all bacteria, secondly it’s the abrasion action when washing that kills germs and bacteria. Single use plastics are an absolute environmental nightmare, end of.


I just want standard hygiene, also most people like to wash their dishes in hot water to help remove residues and dirt.
twotone195417/07/2019 13:29

Someone recently died using a metal straw.


That's a design flaw with using a straight metal straw i.e. it's dangerous if you fall on it in a "freak accident" - probably wouldn't have been fatal if it were bent over near the top.
Roger_Irrelevant17/07/2019 14:38

That's a design flaw with using a straight metal straw i.e. it's dangerous …That's a design flaw with using a straight metal straw i.e. it's dangerous if you fall on it in a "freak accident" - probably wouldn't have been fatal if it were bent over near the top.


Yes I had the same issue when doing a spot of naked gardening and then falling on my gnome. Fortunately he was lubricated and sheathed so just popped up with little effort. doctors did give me a funny look at A&E though
Purchased loads to chuck in the sea when I'm next on a luxurious cruise. Thanks.
I got a box from my local poundstretcher a few weeks ago, said to my mum getting a box while I still can lol
Think of the turtled
HappyShopper17/07/2019 12:26

You've spent over £100 on straws!!If you are using them at home, surely …You've spent over £100 on straws!!If you are using them at home, surely you could rinse them out after use?



Yeah course he did.
He also bought multiple chicken coops.......yeah right.
Wow this is attracting the tree huggers,

The straws are already made

Use them fgs
twotone195417/07/2019 13:29

Someone recently died using a metal straw.


Was it used as a weapon by someone that didn't take kindly to having eco advice thrust upon them?
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