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Why Disability Activists Are Speaking Out Against Plastic Straw Bans


In the past year alone, the movement to ban plastic straws has gone from a somewhat fringe concept to a widely accepted policy. Huge corporations, including Starbucks and McDonald's, have announced plans to eliminate plastic straws from their properties, while states like California are considering bills to limit straws in restaurants. But as environmental groups cheer this progress in the fight against single-use plastic, disability advocates say they’re forgetting a major issue.

Some people need straws to survive.