An advert for the original Flex-Straw

The UK government has formally announced its plan to ban the distribution of plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and cotton buds, despite vocal objections from disability rights campaigners around the world. A protracted effort by environmental activists is to thank for the consultation, scheduled to take place over the next year, but while cotton buds and drinks stirrers are just the kind of frivolous waste our planet could do without, the same can’t be said for…