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Plastic Straws! Seriously?

July 19, 2018

Close Up Of Hand Holding Plastic Straws Polluting Beach

I never use a plastic straw at home. And I rarely use one at a restaurant. But from this moment forward I will always use a straw at a restaurant. Why? It is my way of protesting against the insane hysteria by activists about straws polluting the oceans.

Think about it. Do the straws you use make it to the ocean? No! They end up in the local dump site. These people are just a bunch of busybodies trying to control a part of your life.

Hardcore environmentalists are essentially socialist central planners. They use “shame” to subtly nudge people into adopting actions that are “good for the planet”. It’s similar to politicians using the term “for the children” to try to nudge people into adopting a big government solution to a perceived problem.

The celebrities, in these public service messages, who say they are not going to “suck” anymore, are being used as useful idiots for the advancement of the central planners plans.

Here is a video that rationally looks at the plastic straw “controversy”.

 

Article: Stossel: Plastic Straw Myths, at reason.com. Excerpts from the article:

“The claim that Americans use 500 million plastic straws daily is based on a nine-year-old’s school project.”

“Banning plastic Straws will accomplish probably nothing at all. It might make some people in hollywood feel good. It might make some politicians feel good like they’re doing something. It might sound good at parties but it’s not going to solve any problems.”

“Plastic straws aren’t environmentally friendly. But neither are their paper replacements. Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce. You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact. You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and asking people to pay more. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense.”

“So what they’re trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”

“As the environment has become cleaner. Its become a speciality of the environmental movement to spend your money on feel good policies that make no real difference.”

 

Related Article: Climate Change: Religion? Economics? Science? at austrianaddict.com.

Related Article: Earth Day 2016, at austrianaddict.com.

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