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

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'. Subscribe