Disability-Friendly Alternatives to Plastic Straws
on 10 July 2018
Banning plastic straws might seem brilliant, but there are a few reasons why blanket bans aren't actually ideal. One important reality being that many people with disabilities need them—whether due to involuntary movements, muscular or swallowing issues, or various other reasons. As Karin Willison writes for The Mighty, "the straw debate has increasingly devolved into a (mostly online) battle between environmentalists and disability rights activists." But Willison has offered a super-useful and straight-forward guide for reusable drinking straws for people with disabilities and different needs—from silicone to pasta (really) to metal and more, take a look at some clever alternatives over at The Mighty.