What's behind this movement? A desire to reduce pollution and reduce harm to marine animals ingesting them as a perceived food source are among the reasons.
Is everyone pushing this movement? No, there are individuals with disabilities that depend on straws.
Sarah Gibbens, writer for National Geographic shared that in the U.S. alone, one estimate suggests 500 million straws are used every single day. One study published earlier this year estimated as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the world's beaches. What's the back story of the invention of straws? Read her entire post here.