(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 21, 2018 straws are kept in plastic packaging in a plastics goods store in Hong Kong. In a milestone for environmentalists, Seattle has become the first major US city to ban plastic straws and utensils from its cafes and restaurants, but hopes of replicating the move nationwide still face mighty hurdles. / AFP / Anthony WALLACE
Public opinion is slowly turning against the unnecessary use of plastics in every day life. Anthony Wallace / AFP

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