Skip to comments.Chicago Straw Company Thrives, Despite Anti-Straw Movement
Posted on 08/16/2018 2:28:48 PM PDT by McGruff
A Chicago company hopes to thrive, despite making a product under fire this summer. Plastic drinking draws have recently been seen as a public enemy, according to many environmentalists.
Machines spit out straws at a dizzying rate inside a factor on Chicagos far South side. The machines produce so many straws every year, Bob Beavers III, the Chairman of Best Diamond Plastics, says the number of straws we produce begins with a b.
Best Diamond Plastics is a company that has seen an uptick in business, despite the anti-straw movement.
Some of our competitors have turned off their straw machines. Weve seen an increase in volume because theres no viable alternative, Beavers said.
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It isn’t happening here. The straw movement is a California invention.
It isn’t all straws, it’s only the high-capacity assault straws. Why would anyone need those weapons of war to suck on a soft drink?
Another phony cause.
well, Illinois Democrats have to suck the life-blood out of you with SOMETHING now, don’t they?
This sounds like a straw man argument to me.
I think I’m going to start asking for an extra straw when I order a drink. After all, the children of straw makers have to eat too.
I heard that they make straws out of macaroni. That actually sounds like a good idea. Then you can eat it after your finished with it.
Straw is warts spelled backwards.
It’s not even California. Just a couple cities. And they haven’t banded straws altogether. Just at sit down restaurants, one of the least likely places for the straw to enter the environment from .
The real story is even crazier. As I understand it, it only covers waitresses that give someone a straw without asking for a straw first.
That is just crazy. To go beyond crazy the maximum penalty is 6 months in jail.
The state is looking legislation too now.
To make it even crazier the is the same house that tried and failed to pass a law that if you could find a doctor that says your crime was a result of an mental illness charges would be dropped and after you finish therapy you would go free, included rape and murder. This cause enough of a uproar that they excluded just some violent crimes. It hasn’t passed yet.
So I guess if your passing out of straws was caused by a mental disorder your ok!
I myself don’t use straws most of the time. Some restaurants here still pass them out by default. I have asked for a straw just because too.
Got a paper straw at an overpriced burger joint at Harrah’s Atlantic city. If I wasn’t in a hurry I would have raised a fuss.
I use canning jars for cold drinks...have holes in the lids and we use straws since we usually take drinks outside to keep our drink clean.
A cowboy came by a couple days ago and as I fixed him a cold drink to take outside I told him he was lucky we could still have straws in NM. He had not even heard about the big straw controversy. You should have heard me trying to explain it to him, that is when it really strikes you how downright stupid things have become.
The killer was the cowboy looked confused as I am and then said well we used to have paper straws but wasn’t it the same kind of idiots that were worried about trees back then?
The problem is crazy things that start in California have a way of spreading, the special stupid is like a contagious disease.
the anti straw movement. Get the F outgha here! Only in a couple insane asylum Rat cities.
“Its not even California. Just a couple cities. And they havent banded straws altogether. Just at sit down restaurants, one of the least likely places for the straw to enter the environment from .”
Yeah, a “white table cloth restaurant” that gives you a straw with your water and your butter wrapped in tinfoil, is definitely off my list of places to eat. OTOH when you go through the drive-thru, a straw comes in handy. So do, perish the thought, a wad of paper napkins.
If I remember correctly, back when we had a little more than half the population that we have now, straws were made of paper. They were okay, although they collapsed a little easier when used. Cups were waxed paper, too.
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