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Cutting out plastic straws is right first step for planet

Plastic straws are the epitome of our consumer lifestyles. We use them once and throw them away.

Problem is, millions of them are used daily around the world and discarded. Most end up in landfills or in the oceans, adding to a global plastic waste crisis.

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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 'Cutting out plastic straws is right first step for planet'. Subscribe