We need to exchange bad habits for good to really change the world. If you guiltily reach for straws I found an excellent replacement. They are beautiful, so, no reason to hide them and it has to be easier to clean than plastic reuseable straws, yuk. Well, Heather Melling, a mechanical engineer in Massachusetts, created stainless steel straws. They are elegant and could be lots of fun. I'm not going to beat you over the head with reasons not to use plastic. But, come on, pcb's, petroleum by products yada, yada. I like practical ways to make change. So, get some cool stainless steel straws for yourself or a friend.