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As Cities And Companies Ditch Plastic Straws, Demand For Paper Rises

The demand for paper straws has risen as cities and companies like Los Angeles and Starbucks have stopped using plastic straws. 2019-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
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As Cities And Companies Ditch Plastic Straws, Demand For Paper Rises

Americans discard approximately 500 million plastic straws every day.

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This month, Los Angeles joined a growing list of cities that have restricted the use of plastic straws in restaurants and businesses. This means more demand for paper straws, which is good news for the Indiana-based company Aardvark Straws.

Here & Nows Jeremy Hobson speaks with Andy Romjue, the president of Hoffmaster Food Service, which acquired Aardvark Straws in August.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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