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Alex Haagaard @alexhaagaard
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Instead of plastic straws, you know what I'd like to see banned?

Grass lawns.

They're a waste of water, & people burn fossil fuels to maintain them & douse them in pesticides & herbicides which harm bees and butterflies & make it hard for disabled people like me to breathe.
If you want to help the environment, here are some ways you can do it without harming marginalised people:

Plant a vegetable garden and hand out the extra food you grow to those who need it.
Plant native wildflowers which are hardy and require little upkeep, and feed the pollinators that keep our agricultural system alive.

Plant some herbs and become your local lay healer.
So many abled people QTing this with "why not both lol" so in the interest of saving myself some time and a lot of exasperation, this is why:

If you're interested in learning more about the problems with #strawban policies, I encourage you to check out the info that's been shared on that hashtag by many disabled activists.
Also - if you've got a bit of time, I strongly recommend this piece from @mssinenomine, who is quoted in the above Upworthy article!…
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