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Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

30 May 2017

plastic straws.

A plastic straw has a lifespan of around 20 minutes, and then it's thrown away. Where recycling facilities exist, most pubs and bars don't bother separating out used straws to recycle because it's fiddly, and they've been in the mouth of a stranger.

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Keywords: straws, characteristics of technology

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