Paper, please.

I recently went on a two week study aboard in London and Paris, and it’s not a surprise that the two historical cities impressed me beyond my expectations. London, however, blew me away by the amount of paper straws in its coffee shops and restaurants. My daily iced lattes were sipped through paper or corn-based straws — never through plastic straws. London had recently banned the sales of plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic cotton swabs, and to see the positive effects in person gave me hope in more cities banning plastic straws and introducing more eco-friendly alternatives. 


- Natalie