This certainly is not the first time we have seen the controversial topic of plastic straws in the media. However, today it has been announced that plastic straws and drink stirrers, and cotton buds with plastic stems will be banned from sale and use in England from next April.
An article from The Guardian
has reassured disabled readers:
The only exceptions to the new rule will be for people with a medical need or disability, for whom plastic straws and other materials will be available upon request. [...] Registered pharmacies will be permitted to sell plastic straws, over the counter or online, but restaurants, pubs and other catering establishments will not be allowed to display plastic straws or provide them automatically.
Despite things being put in place, this still will make it a lot harder to gain access to plastic straws and potential leave disabled people paying higher prices for the product.
What are your thoughts? Is this enough and will you be affected by the straw ban?
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