Wednesday 24 October 2018

NUS goes strawless (and to protest, someone on NUS Whispers claims to have bought 1,000 straws just to throw them away )

It's not just KFC and Burger King.

Last week, the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced to students and staff:
With effect from 17 October 2018, the drink stalls at the canteens, food courts and selected F&B outlets/restaurants will no longer be giving out plastic straws. This will be replaced with paper straws on demand. We encourage you to go straw-free or bring your own reusable straws to help us care for the environment. Paper straws will still be made available on demand if there is a need.
More than a week later, people on NUS Whispers are still divided on whether the plastic straw ban is a good idea:

One thousand camels' back broken?