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SEATTLE — The recent crackdown down on plastic straws may be good for the environment, but it's not doing the disabled any favors. Subscribe to TomoNews ►►http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-TomoNews Watch more TomoNews ►►http://bit.ly/MoreTomoNews TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Top TomoNews Stories - The most popular videos on TomoNews! http://bit.ly/Top_TomoNews_Stories You Idiot! - People doing stupid things http://bit.ly/You-Idiot Recent Uploads - The latest stories brought to you by TomoNews http://bit.ly/Latest-TomoNews Ultimate TomoNews Compilations - Can't get enough of TomoNews? This playlist is for you! New videos every day http://bit.ly/Ulitmate_TomoNews_Compilations Thanks for watching TomoNews! Like TomoNews on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Follow us on Twitter: @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Follow us on Instagram: @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus Visit our website for all the latest videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox every day: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter
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Airbus A350-1000 (16 days ago)
The lawmakers don't care about the disabled with the plastic straw bans.
Airbus A350-1000 (16 days ago)
The lawmakers don't care about the disabled with the plastic straw bans.
Avocados Rock (16 days ago)
Oh I have an IDEA!!! PAPER STRAWS!!! **mind blows up**
SecretAdmirer (1 month ago)
BTW, US consumes only 175 million straws, not 500 million per day. Buy Bamboo Straws here: https://www.amazon.com/s?url=me%3DA3H3YR9A3R6FI6&field-keywords=Bamboo+straws
Alex. S (1 month ago)
There are soft silicone straws that are super flexible and reusable maybe that can work?
N BOR (1 month ago)
The study came from a 9yo... That child is also scientifically illiterate
Babel Fish (1 month ago)
Plastic straws represent 0.02% of the plastic waste in the ocean while 46% of the plastic waste is product of big fishing companies who abandon fishing nets in the ocean. We need to put the blame in the big companies for the pollution of the earth instead of believing that every individual can make a change in the environment if they recycle or use textile bags
Chris S (1 month ago)
Not mentioned were silicone straws which are superior to even single use plastic and not bad for environment.
Alice Smith (1 month ago)
Chris S not all disabled people can use plastic straws as the could be allergic and glass, bamboo are too hard. Paper ones brake down over time as some will take about an hr to have their drink also they can be use in hot drinks.
Carsyn Camp (1 month ago)
Chris S People can be allergic to silicone and don’t hold their shape.
Garnet S (1 month ago)
So wait!! U can shoot up w/ plastic syringe compliments of the gov’t- take a poo in the street, smoke a doobie w/ no retribution— but if you get caught contributing or using a plastic straw- up to 6 mos. in the can? Folks? Really?
It_Is_Roo (1 month ago)
For all those worried about this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjtuDW4UaQA explains a lot on how this is easily fixed.
Eve Lavaud (1 month ago)
Alternatives to plastics bendable straws exist: https://www.drinkstuff.com/products/product.asp?ID=23801&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_p6_6Z-43AIVLrHtCh3NHgHQEAQYAyABEgICgvD_BwE#.W1dgD9IzqUk
YouTube Account (2 months ago)
I hate this how am I gonna Drink my coffee from Starbucks
Buddy The Doge (2 months ago)
You forgot about reusable hard plastic ones
NexAngelus405 (2 months ago)
Why don't they make them out of bioplastic? They're biodegradable and decompose within a month.
Alice Smith (1 month ago)
Yes there is a cafe that I like going to their takeaway coffee cups are biodegradable including the lid which is plastic.
Raiden (2 months ago)
Trump on a fidget spinner?
Sydney Spears (2 months ago)
Life hack, use a long thing of pasta to use a straw
DARIUS MOSES (2 months ago)
My cat likes straws
Welp. I Knew It! The Disable Are Hurting The Enviroment! #EuthanizeTheDisabled
Lovelylennon (1 month ago)
stale memes woosh?
stale memes (1 month ago)
Lovelylennon woosh
Kailyn Strain (1 month ago)
Hey look more ableism! Wow aren’t you a bundle of joy! I have a new hashtag for your special way of thinking #EuthanizeTheIdiots From the friendly disabled person who contributes to society and recycles
Lovelylennon (2 months ago)
Thats rude. many instead of getting rid of disabled people we should get rid of rude jerks like you.
TheVikas (2 months ago)
Disabled people can just die.
Nathaniel Olsen (1 month ago)
How tolerant of you, liberal.
Kailyn Strain (1 month ago)
Your ableism is showing try to keep it on the down low for us disabled people so we don’t have to see this trash
Lovelylennon (2 months ago)
Thats rude mate
Despacito 2 (2 months ago)
Krabs The Derpy Pirate (2 months ago)
poor disabled people
2AM KIWI (2 months ago)
If there so desperate l, then why not use GLASS or METAL STRAWS!
2AM KIWI (29 days ago)
+Alice Smith even though it's only 2%, they still make a huge difference and the percentage will grow bigger
Alice Smith (29 days ago)
2AM KIWI they make the drink taste horrible and you can make them stay in place when they are bent. Anyway it big fishing companies that are the root of the Pollution in the sea 65% is from them. Plastic straws are only 0.2% of the pollution
2AM KIWI (30 days ago)
+Alice Smith rubber straws?
2AM KIWI (30 days ago)
+stale memes what about rubber straws
Alice Smith (1 month ago)
Did you even watch the clip. I guess the answer would be No like most of the people commenting they have already explained why they can’t use those straws they are to hard. Just imagine every time you need to have a drink you need a straw how about those who are not disabled say no to straws.
Ivar Liane (2 months ago)
You cannot drink your milkshake without a straw.
MLG trickolumbine110 (2 months ago)
? Is this in a separate state or country thats not america or south Carolina
Niko Lindroos (2 months ago)
so, no more plastic straws from macdonalnds, burger king and other places
Dabbing on Haters (2 months ago)
Win win situation 1 helping the environment 2 less ppl ( retards ) we have to worry about
Lucy Splendid (2 months ago)
Before plastic straws there are alternatives. Businesses will adapt and come up with an alternative.
Soals (2 months ago)
It’s called a reusable straw? Why is this a problem I don’t understand.
Kailyn Strain (1 month ago)
Soals reusable straws may not work for certain people as they are fixed and can’t bend. Which causes a problem for those who are laying down in hospitals or at home because they may not be able to sit. Some people have limited mobility making it difficult to properly clean them. Glass straws have the danger of breaking if someone has a severe facial tick and same goes for metal which could break teeth. Paper straws are useless because they break down in liquid and don’t keep shape. I hope this helped you understand
No Skill Intended (2 months ago)
Why is trump on a figet spinner so 2016...
Nug tg (2 months ago)
Who's still throwing trash in the ocean? If you throw it in a trash can it goes to a dump. Why only worry about plastic straws? If they end up in the ocean then so does everything else? Why go after the straws?
Hello Bye bye (2 months ago)
Mc Donald can't use plastics straws anymore....so how r we gonna drinkkkk (I don't like pouring it in a cup...troublesome)
Adrian Lechuga (2 months ago)
Quit being disabled and we won't have problems
stale memes (1 month ago)
Adrian Lechuga yeah like why can’t they just get rid of their extra chromosome
Nyc vacuum Kidd (2 months ago)
I still buy em and use them
Vicky M (2 months ago)
Silicone straws
Ivar Liane (2 months ago)
Vicky M yeah, they're reusable.
THE REAL FLABEO (2 months ago)
If handicapped people need straws they do have stainless steel reusable straws I've had one for 9 years
Carsyn Camp (1 month ago)
THE REAL FLABEO Stainless steel straws aren’t a good option for some because they’re rigid and can be an injury risk.
Angel Trevino (2 months ago)
Get a Real job Donald Trump
Котури Kim (2 months ago)
когда ты вернешся на российский канал мы по для тебя скучаем😣
Just buy your own
Shadow Wolf (2 months ago)
Use reusable straws plastic straws are killing ocean life it’s not hard
stale memes (1 month ago)
Shadow Wolf nice we saved the planet by removing 0,02% of the plastic in the ocean
Ivar Liane (2 months ago)
Shadow Wolf welcome to 2018.
Dog Bich (2 months ago)
In aus they ban plastic bags and now use renuwable ones
Jairo Herrera (2 months ago)
Why won't the caretaker or the family bring in their own straws? That's the solution
Laniekea (2 months ago)
Ok, well the Pacific ocean has a patch of plastic literally the size of Texas floating in it. The disabled will adapt
Laniekea (2 months ago)
Nug tg well of course I can't produce zero waste, but I can produce LESS waste. That's the point
Nug tg (2 months ago)
Laniekea there's also every other type of trash in the ocean. You will adapt to not using anything that gets thrown away... like everything. Good luck producing absolutely zero waste
blu 4 (2 months ago)
They could have paper straws. Those are biodegradable depending on the paper. My family has paper straws.
Chell Ray (2 months ago)
did you miss the part about paper straws dissolving in hot drinks? if a disabled person needs to use a straw to drink ANYTHING that's just not practical.
April Rodger (2 months ago)
I have silicone straws.... derp....
Wezilla (2 months ago)
Straw can new design by strong paper made something like that...I must have straw too...
schindlerteejay94 (2 months ago)
at least we have reusable drinking straws, that bend for now.
Just put your disabled kids up for adoption
Kali B (2 months ago)
I never thought of this
Shelli Ingle (2 months ago)
How sad. I had grown up with disabled people in my life. :'(
Volly (2 months ago)
They should maybe be allowed only for the disabled?
Dank Vadee (2 months ago)
Reusable plastic straws
It’s Andy (2 months ago)
Nikolai the tanker Husky (2 months ago)
Ban all plastics because tomonews doesn't know about recycling
Sophie Rahman (2 months ago)
Simple just keep them for those disable people problem solved
Matthew Drake (2 months ago)
But you get reusable plastic straws🤷🏻‍♂️
Chaos Killer459 (2 months ago)
What about rubber straws?
Alice Smith (1 month ago)
They don’t hold their shape so right now there is not alternative for people who need to use a straw for a medical reason.
Its—Me Anthony (2 months ago)
This is what’s wrong with the world, we ban straws, but not cigarettes.
Fixed Face (2 months ago)
give it to me, reusable cereal straw daddy, give it to me hard!
Lonewolf Productions (2 months ago)
Noooooo I loved this straws. Why I'll steal some from chikfila
agus2001 (2 months ago)
There are paper straws that work just as fine but degrade a lot quicker.
Carsyn Camp (1 month ago)
They don’t work in hot drinks and can break down while the person is still in the middle of their drink.
Chell Ray (2 months ago)
not in hot drinks fam
Liz Pupp (2 months ago)
You can literally buy bamboo or metal straws dafuq or literally save them for later use
Chell Ray (2 months ago)
they're not ideal for the disabled though. did you not even watch the video? metal conducts heat, so in a hot drink they can injure the user, and in a very cold drink it would become painful to use too. bamboo straws are inflexible so people with say, a condition which makes their head tilt in an usual way like a spine deformity wouldn't be able to use it. honestly resuable plastic straws are fine so long as they reuse them. plastic doesnt degrade which is bad for the environment but its good for something that needs to be used frequently. so long as they dont throw them out what's the harm?
Kaman Chan (2 months ago)
Cigarettes are not healthy at all! When you smoke you will have an early life!
New Mexico Hydroculture (2 months ago)
Better ri se it off then
Nevermore (2 months ago)
Can't they keep some plastic straws for handicap people?
doom curse (2 months ago)
there are reusable straws.
Emilio Aguirre (2 months ago)
bring back cereal straws
Faith Nottage (2 months ago)
Iv seen reusable straws that aren’t paper being advertised that are easy to clean and cary with you. Why do we have to negatively impact the future of our planet for something that has an easy solution? If there wasn’t an alternative, I would understand but for this there is. We all had our part in what was done to the environment so we all must do our part to fix it or at the BARE MINIMUM stop it from getting worse. If you can’t be bothered to buy one than they should only be given in cases where they have a disability, that should still help the issue.
PIGmentation yeet (2 months ago)
shanena walker (2 months ago)
Faith Nottage hi early person
Darkivaz - AAA (2 months ago)
Fake news Homonews
GaunletofDestruction (2 months ago)
They shouldn’t ban plastic straws. Just make them biodegradable.
Ivar Liane (2 months ago)
GaunletofDestruction agreed.
dragon Ball fan boy98 (2 months ago)
Well time to bring back the frootloop cereal straw
shanena walker (2 months ago)
32nd comment! :')
chris12321222 (2 months ago)
Why not add a small amount of bendy plastic straw around the bamboo and combine them?
Misty foot (2 months ago)
I have plastic straws in my house that can be washed and use again. why can't the disabled people and hospitals buy reusable plastic straws.
Misty foot (6 days ago)
+Nevermore people with allergies often have to carry an EpiPen around
Misty foot (6 days ago)
+Mr. Yuck I have autism so technically you're not wrong
Mr. Yuck (1 month ago)
My God I think you might be mentally handicapped. They can't use reusable PLASTIC straws they're BANNED they're made of PLASTIC.
survent 120 (1 month ago)
the straw issue is exaggerated it makes up a small percent and it wont do anything if we ban them
Kailyn Strain (1 month ago)
Misty foot reusable straws may not work for certain people as they are fixed and can’t bend. Which causes a problem for those who are laying down in hospitals or at home because they may not be able to sit. Some people have limited mobility making it difficult to properly clean them. Glass straws have the danger of breaking if someone has a severe facial tick and same goes for metal which could break teeth. Paper straws are useless because they break down in liquid and don’t keep shape.
Misty foot (2 months ago)
I have plastic straws in my house that can be washed and use again. why can't the disabled people and hospitals buy reusable plastic straws.
Jade Heart (2 months ago)
Misty foot because not everyone is willing to WASH them properly. It's pretty expensive to do and takes a lot of labor (in the case of hospitals or care homes of the such) I hate to say it, but it's just more safer and sanitary to use disposables ones. I'm sorry, but it's true
PlugMa (2 months ago)
*Glass Straws must be confirmed*
Pinoles P2 (2 months ago)
Just give plastic straws to those who need them...
Commander Esskeetit (2 months ago)
This is the dumbest thing I've heard since 11 year olds wanting to eat a tide pod
Alice Smith (1 month ago)
Commander Esskeetit some 30 year olds where eating tide pods too
rodgazinya (2 months ago)
Ban plastic bottles. They litter the oceans far more.
Masssmartyr (2 months ago)
Maybe they should be band and only prescribed to the disabled so if your not disabled you can risk a fine or imprisonment for illegal straws?
Lonewolf Productions (2 months ago)
I'll just steal some from food places
Mimi is me (2 months ago)
Masssmartyr lol
Jaden Davenport (2 months ago)
I’m on the disabled side
adib mouhanna (2 months ago)
UK banned straws and baby wipez
Jade Heart (2 months ago)
Vanessa Haag because they can't break apart or deteriorate as easily as toilet paper can, thus our sewers have been getting really bad clogs because of them
Vanessa Haag (2 months ago)
adib mouhanna baby wipes? Why are baby wipes bad? 🤔
adib mouhanna (2 months ago)
I wish straws never existed
adib mouhanna (2 months ago)
adib mouhanna (2 months ago)
Jade Heart okay
Jade Heart (2 months ago)
adib mouhanna point is, if your going to make a statement like the one you just made, then you should at least offer up a valid and usable solution to the very much real issue
adib mouhanna (2 months ago)
Jade Heart ok i understand
Jade Heart (2 months ago)
adib mouhanna well you basically say that all straws need to die, yet you don't bother with coming up with a better alternative for those who desperately need them
adib mouhanna (2 months ago)
Riccardo Boi who me and what do you mean
Malik (2 months ago)
Fruit loop cereal straws
colt bolt (2 months ago)
Kill Builds (2 months ago)
Trill Ali (2 months ago)
When cigarettes are still around but not plastic straws
survent 120 (1 month ago)
maybe because people should have the right to smoke and its non of your business and like the straw thing its not a huge deal
Patryk M (2 months ago)
*m o n e y*
EasyBreadToast Dangalan (2 months ago)
TheCoolGuy Y_T Good point
OscarPlayz (2 months ago)
Trill Ali I dont think they cant because it will possibly cause a new world war with drug addicts
Elder Maxson* (2 months ago)
Kevin K. (2 months ago)
Elder Maxon* 👌
d4 (2 months ago)
Dear Tomo news..... Please stop uploading so many times a day, that’s why you have 2 mil subs and only 50 views, because people are getting annoyed that your uploading 8 times a day, you can upload once a day
gentblue (2 months ago)
Nonsense! People check which stories are interesting and watch those. Tomonews is a business, employing staff, so need to make some income to keep losses down.
Thomast Tham (2 months ago)
[GD] Dj4dasher and sometimes it's bkantantly sensationalism journalism eg it didn't mention or purposely forgot to mention.. Or stupidly enough NOT to state that these plastic straws are being replaced by paper straws!!..
Jade Heart (2 months ago)
Then eople will start complaining about how they don't post enough. One is NOT enough for a NEWS channel.
Baconsparkelz (2 months ago)
[GD] Dj4dasher they can upload as much as they want, it's their channel.
SnowCYYCling (2 months ago)
People are also complaining about the compilations, preferring single story videos. Can't make everyone happy.
SovietChaos 1945 (2 months ago)
We gotta save the environment
ヅ M I N K * (2 months ago)
Ok I will say it again, *common areas* not care facilities. The problem being address is directed at common areas. Of course care facilities will be the exception to the straw ban because of the environment stipulations.
Jacob Chang (2 months ago)
In addition the straws have to be thrown away at the end anyway to follow health laws.
Jacob Chang (2 months ago)
ヅ M I N K * contamination risk, the large amount of extra funds needed for to clean each straw in an isolated environment I.e no cross contamination between patients. Assurance that one straw isn’t used by multiple patients and so on.
ヅ M I N K * (2 months ago)
Jacob Chang I just said they should have bendable straws built in the cups like sturdy water bottles/canteens available at common areas. If they're getting rid of flimsy bendy straws because of how much people burn through them a day, then why not just give the ones who really need straw assistance reusable/washable water containers with the straws built inside.
savagekade27 (2 months ago)
First!That's sad
Ivar Liane (2 months ago)
Savage Kade27 indeed.
don x gaming (2 months ago)
Rip plastic straws

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