The ‘fight’ for paper straws ‘is growing fierce’ as companies drop plastics, causing run on supplies

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The ‘fight’ for paper straws ‘is growing fierce’ as companies drop plastics, causing run on supplies

June 12, 2018 - 18:28

PANAMA CITY, FL, June 12, 2018 (Local News) -Some people date the start of the movement to the 2015 YouTube video of a turtle whose head was impaled by a plastic straw, which has accumulated more than 25 million views.

Before you can say the words “plastic straw,” another major company will have ditched them.

Last week, Bon Appetit Management Co., a food service company with more than 1,000 locations across the country-from ball parks to museums-announced that it would phase out the eco-unfriendly straws, effective immediately. (Bon Appetit bought 16.8 million straws for the fiscal year that ended August 2017, according to USA Today.)

News-Herald - The fight for paper straws is growing fierce

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Bloomberg – Paper Straws Are So Hot Right Now, There’s Been a Run on Supplies

CBC - A&W Canada to eliminate plastic straws from all restaurants

Bend Bulletin - Commentary: Trendy bans on plastic straws are mostly bunk

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