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As Cities And Companies Ditch Plastic Straws, Demand For Paper Rises


Americans discard approximately 500 million plastic straws every day. (manfredrichter/Pixabay)

Americans discard approximately 500 million plastic straws every day. (manfredrichter/Pixabay)

This month, Los Angeles joined a growing list of cities that have restricted the use of plastic straws in restaurants and businesses. This means more demand for paper straws, which is good news for the Indiana-based company Aardvark Straws.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Andy Romjue, the president of Hoffmaster Food Service, which acquired Aardvark Straws in August.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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