I couldn't help myself.

So, Seattle and Starbucks are both trying to ban plastic straws and I'm in favor of that. Yes, it will be strange and we'll have to adapt to paper straws or "sippy cups" but this is long overdue and IMO, will be just the beginning of major changes of plastic use in general.

Sea World and other animal parks here in Florida have used paper straws for decades and recently tried them and they've much improved over what they used to be.