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Smart Value Drinking Straws 200pk $0.75 @ Big W

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White with multi coloured pin striped straws. 200pk. Was $1.50. Now 75 cents.
BigW in Highpoint, VIC.

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  • +78 votes

    Bad for environment, maybe they're getting rid of all their stock.

    • +76 votes

      This is not a valid reason for a neg: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/help:voting_guidelines

      • +7 votes

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        • +1 vote

          "Appropriate uses of negative vote
          Cheaper price elsewhere"

          There free at any fast food restaurant. Only problem is it'll take you a while to get 200.

        • -4 votes

          So there’s nothing in the voting guidelines against negging this deal if you agree that plastic straws are bad for the environment.

      • +8 votes

        Looks like the guidelines might have to change then considering a decent portion of the community (e.g. the 42+ votes for the neg comment) seem to agree with the reasoning for neg comment. WE ARE THE PEOPLE

        • +3 votes

          And ignoring the 129 upvote for the deal at the time of writing.

        • +3 votes

          Sorry, but I class you as the suggestibles who were brainwashed by the Chaser's war on waste turtle stunt. There's a deal for Chupa Chups elsewhere here that got no SJW downvotes even though the use once and dispose stick has more plastic than a straw. You've just been well programmed.

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      how is it bad for the environment?

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        Because people like to litter.

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        Because it's not Smart at all

      • +12 votes

        Unnecessary use of plastic, if you really really need feel the need to drink from a straw, there are paper straws which are becoming more prevalent in bars and councils where plastic straws are banned

        • +8 votes

          Paper isn't waterproof.

          Straws are invaluable to people living with physical disabilities, the elderly, people recovering from surgery, et al.

          • +12 votes

            @Scrooge McDuck: There are reusable straws that are suitable to people with these difficulties. Buying single use plastic straws is not the answer.

          • +10 votes

            @Scrooge McDuck: Paper straws work fine and if you struggle with that then metal is the way to go. The vast majority of plastic straws ever made in the history of plastic are still sitting in oceans and landfill. I want to be on this planet for another 60 years so try not to ruin everything

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              @adamjb007: It sure as hell isn't going to be a plastic straw that turns this place into a lifeless rock. It may damage the environment a tad, but Aussie usage is beyond inconsequential. China's dumping completely outweighs anything we do.

              But yeah global warming will do us in. The people making the choices don't care as it won't affect them in the even distant future.

              If you want to save the environment, go do something that counts…if such a thing actually exists.

              • +3 votes

                @incipient: The cruel irony is that the countries less responsible for global warming are the ones bearing the brunt. The pacific islands don't even register on the scale of polluters but are disappearing below the rising seas. Australia is yet again facing drought conditions, and el nino is only just ramping up. But its ok. Lets just do nothing more than wagging the fingers at China and the US. That will fix it. That'll help the farmers.

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              @adamjb007: Already too much in landfill. We don't need any further (probably imported from China) rubbish.

              Paper and reusable metal or bamboo are far better options.

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              @adamjb007: Metal straws could also end up in Oceans killing turtles. Better just to use a Tim Tam to suck your drink.

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            @Scrooge McDuck: Paper straws with a suitable coating are sufficiently waterproof to last for a drink.
            And there are other options around.

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            @Scrooge McDuck: People with disabilities could also use re-usable straws - made of stainless steel. Paper straws existed long before plastic straws (they were waxed). And seriously, if ONLY disabled people who needed to used straws, we'd be cutting the numbers down to a few thousand a year instead of a few million, right?

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          It's better to drink sugary stuff with a straw for your teeth

      • +4 votes

        they get into the ocean and get tangled up in wildlife, there' a vid on youtube where a turtle gets one stuck up its nose
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wH878t78bw

        the new craze are paper ones which break down or metal reusable and washable ones

        • -4 votes

          they get into the ocean

          How?

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            @Scrooge McDuck: Hopes & prayers

          • +9 votes

            @Scrooge McDuck: I like your posts on this site but no-one appreciates the "rhetorical question to logical fallacy that you wrote yourself" gotcha questions.

            Don't do me dirty like that.

            I get the "guns don't kill people - people kill people" to "straws aren't the problem - people littering is" parallel, but if people can't be trusted to get rid of their litter the right way then maybe the best solution right now is not giving them plastic straws in the first place, at least until satellites in space can fire concentrated laser bursts onto litterbugs on earth with pinpoint accuracy vaporizing them

            • +1 vote

              @DisabledUser222058:

              I like your posts on this site but no-one appreciates the "rhetorical question to logical fallacy that you wrote yourself" gotcha questions.

              I look forward to seeing the poll results.

              • +4 votes

                @Scrooge McDuck: I'd get up and walk away from all of this if you just said "straw poll"
                You can have that one for free mate

                • +8 votes

                  @DisabledUser222058: In all seriousness, my main concerns are with the armchair activism versus effective solutions, collective punishment and omitting the truth from the issue.

                  There is a lot more wrong with a lot of people than just a tendency to litter plastic straws. So let's tackle the problem at the source.

                  • +1 vote

                    @Scrooge McDuck: The sad truth is that no-one cares about the environment because it shows no acute symptoms like those disaster movies a few years back.
                    I think this is why this bargain thread is so (profanity), people are taking a side on this by attaching a quantitative value to the environment (ie. how much I can save if I buy plastic vs more expensive paper straws which start deforming in your drink or metal ones which you have to wash)

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              @DisabledUser222058: And what about all the plastic that you get when you do the grocery shopping? You get a huge amount and often multiple types with each product. How exactly are plastic bags and straws the issue especially when nearly all the plastic in our oceans is from countries in Asia and similar places.

              Replacing the shopping plastic bag that is nearly always reused as a bin liner at home with a heavier plastic bag makes what difference? A positive one or negative?

              • +3 votes

                @Maverick-au: @Maverick-au
                The key idea here isn't total elimination but minimization of waste
                If I were to offer a death buffet to a sea turtle where I give it a choice of a beer tab, a plastic bag, a bucket, a straw and broken radio then as long as I can get rid of 2, 3, 4 of these items I'd feel better

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            @Scrooge McDuck: Watch 'A plastic ocean' documentary. Here's the preview
            https://youtu.be/6zrn4-FfbXw

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            @Scrooge McDuck: They're extremely good swimmers. Filthy humans drop them and they swim down the gutters into the drains and therefore creeks.

        • -1 vote

          Scuba turtle.

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          If you eat sea animals, you shouldn't worry about the straws hurting them.

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        Omg some people have no idea. They kill turtles. Do some research

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          You have no idea, the plastic that kills turtles comes from Asia or Africa not Australia!

          It's unbelievable that people will demand changes be made when they really have no idea of what the issue is.

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            @Maverick-au: Damn man there was a thing on the abc a few months back i suggest you watch that and retract your statement. I wanna read my personal attack.

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              @Korban Dallas:

              @Maverick-au: Damn man there was a thing on the abc a few months back i suggest you watch that and retract your statement.

              Are you really that brainwashed that you cannot check the information that you are fed by the ABC to realise that they are pushing their own agenda?

              The plastic pollution in Australian waters is from Asia and Africa, not from Australia. Once again we are increasing our costs to cover up the real polluters instead of targeting the real source.

        • +2 votes

          some people have no idea.

          Gee I wonder how straws end up in the ocean… maybe because third world countrys DUMP THEIR TRASH IN THE OCEAN.

          • +2 votes

            @RandomFox: See my note above about harvesting kayak-loads of rubbish out of Brisbane creeks. Go for a paddle, and see how filthy Australian waterways are before you shout about other countries (yes they are clueless about the damage they're causing too.)

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      and why havent you voted down the plastic gloves being offered at Woolies this week, they end up in the waterways as well!!

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      Please keep your deranged and unhinged hysterical rantings to the Greenpeace website.

  • +42 votes

    Perfect to get stuck in the nostrils of 200 sea turtles!

  • +36 votes

    don't buy plastic straws. Buy some paper ones, or better still, stainless steel ones, as they will last a lifetime.

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