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Plastic straws are the new plastic bags

Jenni Avins
Plastic straws are the new plastic bags

Here in Los Angeles, certain Starbucks locations are hunting grounds for paparazzi in search of the perfect shot of an artfully rumpled famous person enjoying an iced matcha in yoga attire. (Celebrities—they’re just like us!) At the intersection of that celebrity and their beverage of choice? A plastic straw. Long a default offering in restaurants…