Thu, 21 March 2019
Florida is thinking of banning plastic straws in the state, but not before a 5-year study to see how it would impact the people of Florida. You are probably wondering why Florida would wait for 5 years, or you might be rolling your eyes saying "Oh Florida!!!"
However, I don't necessarily disagree with the State government on this matter. Banning plastic straws altogether could be bad for people with disabilities, who cannot use alternatives such as metal or paper straws. An all-out ban on plastic straws could exclude people with disabilities; therefore, it makes sense do a study.
I think we all need to realize that governments move slowly for a reason: They have to get it right. If the state government is going to pass a bill, the state can't just amend it easily if they make a mistake. A 5-year study may seem like a long time, but it takes time to do science right.
I just hope that any exceptions will be found quickly and we can see a 90% ban come into place soon.
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