Plastic straw ban facing blacklash among people with disabilities

U.S. & World

NEW YORK (NBC News) Cities and businesses across the U.S. are moving to ban plastic straws in an effort to ease the burden of plastic waste on the environment. 

But those bans may also make life more complicated for disabled people.

Metal and glass could cause an injury risk to those with involuntary movements and paper straws could break, causing a choking hazard.

Businesses, including Starbucks, say they will continue to have plastic straws available to those that need them. 

 

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