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Will anti-plastic straws wave hit Singapore?

Updated: Dec 23, 2018


Will the anti-plastic straws wave hit Singapore?

The ocean waves brings the discarded one-time use plastic straws to the marine life, but will the anti-plastic straws wave hit Singapore?

Some countries and big enterprise have already announced plan on eliminating plastic straws. For instance, the United Kingdom Government announced plans to ban plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton swabs as part of their 25 Year environment Plan. Seattle-based coffee retailer Starbucks announced global plans to phase out single-use plastic straws by 2020.


Although Singapore have yet to impose bans on plastic straws or cotton buds like the UK, but we have observe that, some organisation are already leaping into the green bandwagon.

Fast-food chain KFC no longer provide plastic straws nor plastic lids for their dine in customers. This move earned praise from some, and yet sparked outrage from others as they expressed the inconvenience they faced. Some have griped that they were not sufficiently prepared for life without straws, and the ban came as a shock. They hope there will be alternatives instead.


Due to the ban in certain country, multinational corporation like MacDonald's will have to replace plastic straws with paper ones. I am not sure if branches in other countries will follow suit, but I guess only time will tell.