Getting a good handle on the available options.
Excellent, and in my view captures what may well turn out to be the greatest civilisational risk that we’re facing, as we collectively implement “1984”.
I am struggling with the message of the straw story and your impression of it. Putting aside whether we use 500 million or 170 million a day and regardless of what % that makes up of the oceanic plastics problem the story feels like a cheap attempt to undermine a noble effort to reduce/remove these useless, single-use plastic elements from our world. I'm reminded of the Starfish Story every time I hear folks rail against small steps for mankind.