Posted by William Charles on September 8, 2019
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Published on September 8th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Free Reusable World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Straw Kit

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The Offer

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  • WWF is offering a free reusable straw kit (shipping is also free)

The Fine Print

  •  Only one request per household. US mailing addresses only.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • By submitting your information, you will be opted into WWF email.
  • Kit takes 6-8 weeks to be delivered.

Our Verdict

I have a metal straw kit like this and it’s fantastic. I think this is a really good initiative by WWF. I’m sure the comments will be filled with people saying that this is a meaningless gesture and that plastic straws are super necessary, but I really do think that doing something is better than nothing. If you don’t think this is useful, maybe just move onto the next deal.



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A M
A M

I got an email a few minutes after submission confirming the straw

After you submit your info, you won’t be shown any confirmation screen and you don’t have to fill out the petition

sam
sam

damn thought this was the wrestling thing

Superman
Superman

+1, I clicked this fully expecting to see something like the Hardy Boyz Twisty straw of Fate. Got my hopes up, now I’m slurping chocolate milk to feel better.

Trevor
Trevor

I suspect you’ll get a lot of postal mailings from WWF if you enter your info…

Celia
Celia

So what, get tons of junk mail anyway. Job security for the postal workers.

May not be much but if I can keep some plastic out of landfills or oceans, I don’t think it’s asking too much of myself.

missjenniferd1🦉 🦁

i used to donate to them in my teens. they send you address labels with cute animals on them. if you arent an animal lover, probably wont appeal to you, but for me, an animal lover, i was happy to have them.

Abey
Abey

All that PLASTIC !! leave my straws alone

Flea
Flea

Yeah, I joined them via a Swagbucks offer and have continued with it for at least 2 years so far 🙂

Frank

I don’t believe a plastic straw ban is reasonable — if a product or service has lasting harm on society, the companies involved should be taxed for that rather than prevented from producing it. That allows society to truly determine how much it values straws, rather than artificially removing free choice

A M
A M

Hot take: it’s a choice that shouldn’t be made available, no choices are “free,” and the market doesn’t determine social value. That’s part of the problem…

missjenniferd1🦉 🦁

that’s my stance on several pro-choice things (it shouldnt be made available).

we should frame our society with things that are acceptable. not everything is good for a society.

we shape our society by the laws we make and the things we deem acceptable and good.

Anonymous166
Anonymous166

On the other hand, how does one determine what is and what is not acceptable? I think we all can agree that murder is not acceptable. But what about drug use? Or prostitution? Or gambling? Some people have strong opinions on both sides, so how can we as a society determine which side is the “right” side? Is there even a “right” side?

All these questions and no clear answers to them. I would rather let people make their own decisions and live their lives on their terms (as long as it doesn’t directly hurt anyone else).

missjenniferd1🦉 🦁

“All these questions and no clear answers to them.”

seek, and ye shall find. knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

regarding the rest of your comment…. each generation shapes their society for the things they deem acceptable…. and they end up with the society of their own choosing, because of the laws they’ve set forth as to what is acceptable. so whatever we have as a society is of our own consequences because of what we have deemed as acceptable as a society.

every choice anyone makes always has an indirect effect to the rest of the society…. the ripples extend outward in every direction.. every choice you make has a consequence. surely you’ve seen movies where a small choice, seemingly insignificant, has a great impact on the outcome of people you don’t even know. yes, i know it’s a movie, but the concept is real.

Frank

Your point is fair enough in general but what determines the basis for banning this choice? How are straws different than plastic bags, or plastic bottles? Should all plastic be banned? My point is that in order to ban things you need a firm basis which “banning plastic straws” lacks. I perfectly understand WHY you’d want to ban it but that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable

Anonymous
Anonymous

No one sincerely thinks ordinary, individual people should be allowed to have nuclear weapons, for example. We do not let society “truly determine how much it values” nuclear weapons in the hands of individual people. We (general we, everyone) say that individual people shouldn’t have nuclear weapons.

What determines the basis for banning this choice? It may look ridiculous to compare it to nuclear weapons, but the underlying point is the same.

Deborah
Deborah

Asbestos? Lead paint? Thalidomide?

missjenniferd1🦉 🦁

thanks! im happy to have a reusable straw. i dont think it makes much difference though, as EVERYTHING is made out of plastic.

i was born in the 70’s and we had mostly glass, which was recyclable, and cans, which were also recyclable. when plastic came, we said oooohhh look how nice, no more broken glass, and we thought it was a godsend.

we also had paper bags instead of plastic, and i thought ooohhh great, look how we can save the trees now….

and now it comes that plastic is soooo bad for the environment, and yet we say oohhh lets ban straws… ummmm, how bout go back to using glass and paper bags (or the new reusable bags is actually great i think), but when 99% of everything is still made with plastic, im pretty sure banning straws isnt gonna make any difference when EVERYTHING ELSE is still made with plastic.

i truly think if plastic is that bad (and i think it is), then we should revert back to how it used to be. milk was in the paper cartons too. i think about how much plastic we use, and i think it’s terrible.

Flea
Flea

I’m happy to have the metal straw in my purse just-in-case, so I have the option not to muck about with plastic straws (sometimes I want to shop-and-go; sometimes I plain forget; sometimes I crack it taking out of the paper.).

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

I hate to be a jerk, but the carbon footprint and impact on the environment of packaging and shipping these to us has to be worse than just using plastic straws right?

Betelgeuse
Betelgeuse

Also metal straws can be dangerous and can damage your teeth especially for small kids.

Frank

Less humans is better for the environment so that’s actually a positive 🙂

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

NYT article headline:

“Fatal Accident With Metal Straw Highlights a Risk”

No one can can that your grasping at straws here (metal, plastic or compostible).
😉

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

queue up “metal straw man” argument in

five, four, three……….lol

Chucks
Chucks

“I really do think that doing something is better than nothing”

Yeah but here’s the thing, by doing things like this, people will feel like they don’t need to confront things that really could make a huge difference, like giving up their car (or not buying one every three years), not driving an hour to work everyday, not living in some enormous home. Failing to confront a fundamentally unsustainable life won’t really get us anywhere.

Mj
Mj

Yeah brother!

Poor Churner
Poor Churner

People still use plastic for straws? I moved onto Red Vines

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

This sounds like a feel good measure that doesn’t accomplish much. Most of the plastic waste pollution in the world comes from India and China through industrial sources, not consumer plastic straws or any plastic from the US.

Also, given that I like to chew on my straw when done with it makes this a pretty bad choice for me, although it would probably make my dentist a bunch of money.

But hey, if you like the idea of a metal straw then go for it. Free is a price that can’t be beat. Just don’t fall on it and die like this woman did:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/woman-dies-falling-metal-straw-212031210.html

cjb
cjb

Side note: per the link, Yahoo has classified this as “entertainment”? (Yes, I know the article is by People and therefore gets classified as such, but still.)

# Cruncher
# Cruncher

Disclaimer: I agree with the straw ban.

Anybody else find it hilarious we are debating plastic straws on a blog literally dedicated in large part to getting more plastic in our wallets?

Just a Note
Just a Note

The letters I had to enter were “raiped”. Not sure that is a good sign…

Flea
Flea

Now OOS due to limited availability.

Debra Baca

Thank you so much for posting this! We use these straws, but I’ve been needing a new bag to keep them in. I already support WWF, so this is a no brainer for me!

soulespada
soulespada

Offer is no longer available as of now 🙁

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