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Thalia Bloom

Political and Social Discourse Surrounding Straws

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Another environmental cause with a lot of social complexity is the anti-straw movement. The idea that not using plastic straws to reduce ocean pollution has risen in popularity in the past few years. It’s an easy issue to get behind – straws are exceedingly common, and for many people/beverages, unnecessary. While we should definitely reduce the usage and production of plastic straws, the debate surrounding plastic straws has come to represent a lack of flexibility in current discourse about environmentalism, ableism, and partisan politics. … Read more...