The last straw

Jeremy Mathers, Noordhoek

Congratulations and good luck to the Turning the Tide group with their Straws Suck campaign (“Tide turns on Waste”, Echo, October 13). I suggest that one of their first targets should be the fast food restaurants which provide straws (plastic, wrapped in paper) with cooldrinks served in a glass. This is ridiculous, possibly unique to South Africa, and a total waste. No one expects a straw with their beer in a pub, or with their glass of wine or water in a (slower food) restaurant, so why

with a Coke?
Glasses are for
drinking out of. If the implication

is that the glass might

be dirty or unhy-

gienic, that should

open another can of worms.