Straw wars: Campaign to ban straws at NUS hits road bump

Campaign at NUS to ban plastic straws hits road bumps as some students object to how it was run

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An initiative to ban plastic straws at the National University of Singapore (NUS) was meant to be a move towards environmental sustainability - but for some students, it was tough to swallow.

Shortly after the launch of the iReject campaign last month to curb the use of single-use plastic straws at certain food and beverage outlets on campus, some students posted images and videos of themselves slurping drinks through plastic straws.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 18, 2018, with the headline Straw wars: Campaign to ban straws at NUS hits road bump. Subscribe