No. The world is heating up dangerously and the oceans may be dying, but that doesn’t negate our responsibility to take action. While other outlets might say that banning plastic straws is like spitting in the wind, we didn’t get here overnight. And if we need to spit in the wind, let’s all do it. Enough action will turn this around. Inaction or defeat won’t.
This is a trend that will continue. Banning plastic straws is already leading to conversations about banning plastic toothbrushes, plastic bags, and other plastics. Maybe we are ready to rethink our addiction to plastic after all.