Robert U. Montgomery

Pollution

The Plastics Problem for Our Oceans--- And It's not Straws

The Plastics Problem for Our Oceans--- And It's not Straws

As someone who cares about nature and the environment, I consider people who litter our waterways, roads, parks, and other public places with their trash among the lowest of the low. If my car were equipped with a Star Trek pulse cannon, I'd have no problem obliterating anyone I caught in the act.

If I were benevolent king of this country, owing no allegiances to any special interests, I'd ban takeout from fast-food restaurants, a major source of pollution along our roads.

But let's get real: Banning plastic straws in the U.S., as has happened in San Francisco--- a city literally awash in human waste--- is idiotic and little more than politicians pretending to do something meaningful to curry favor among voters.

Why do I say that? Here's why:


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