Despite the inconvenience, businesses win praise for ditching plastic
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When the Common Man restaurant group decided to transition from plastic to paper straws, it ran into a challenge: most of the paper products on the market don’t hold up.
“There’s not a lot of good quality straws on the market to be frank with you. There’s only one American company that’s making a good wrapped paper straw,” said Sean Brown, the company’s operating officer. “Making something that’s durable, that somebody’s going to enjoy drinking a beverage out of for a long period of time is not common.”