Seattle just recently banned plastic straws and plastic eating utensils, if they can do it, I think everyone else can to.
I feel like people are afraid of change and just lazy when it comes to the idea of having to wash something to reuse it, instead of the convenience of something disposable.
Starbucks is going to roll our lids for cold drinks similar to hot drinks where you sip. They want to completely ban plastic straw use in the company by 2020.
I know at first it's like really? Straws? But a lot of times with small thin plastics, it's difficult for recycling centers to sort them out. Then also after seeing the videos of the turtles getting trash removed from their noses, it's sad enough to make you not to make the effort and be on board.