There have been several threads about plastic so I thought I'd start my own. Just read an article in a local paper. A regional restaurant, The Green Turtle, is switching from plastic straws to biodegradable paper straws. I only have one question. Will tree-hugging environmentalists leave us alone about the print industries' use of paper? They will have to change their email signature from "Please think about the environment before you print this email" to "Please think about the environment before you slurp your soda through a straw".