Stating that reducing waste also helps reducing pollution is a meaningless truism.
Banning straws is nothing but pointless political virtue signalling, and a way for the masses to feel like they’re making a sacrifice to sAvE tHe PlAnEt! It’s the equivalent of self-flagellation in a time where political ideologies have taken the place of religion. And it’s also another instance of appearance over substance. Complete idiocy on so many levels.