And I love that I was inspired to ditch disposable straws by a PTO dad, and then my blog post inspired Rachel. I think little actions can have wide ripples and little actions are worth doing!
I do not always remember to whip out my straws. We don't go out to eat very often, so I'm not in the habit the way I am taking reusable bags into any store I'm shopping at.
Sometimes restaurant servers will lay down a handful of straws on the table and then that's easy to push them aside and pull out my reusable straws. Sometimes the server will bring the waters with the straws already in them, with the paper left on top. So that's a bummer, because those straws are destined for the trash already, whether we drink through them or not.
Recently at a restaurant, there was a sign on the table that drinks are served without straws unless you request one. Now that's a successful approach! It prompts people to thought and choice.