The thin plastic bags used by most retailers are not recyclable. Thicker bags are, and those are allowed under the law.Too many sea critters choking on the plastic bags... in Moab.
It takes 22 gallons of water to make a pound of plastic so you need to take that into account too. I also can't imagine it takes one gallon of water to wash a metal straw.Just another thought.. how much water is used to wash the new reusable straws in between each use? If the same 2 billion people who use a straw once a day wash their own straw once a day, is that 100,000,000 gallons a day?? That could go a long way in a place like California or Moab.
This is awesome! IDK why but I feel compelled to follow your example. I mean why not I usually use 1 or 2 straws a day