Bubble-tea fans in China react to plastic straw ban

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:18pm

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A few years ago, banning plastic straws was the hot environmental trend. People started sucking on stainless-steel, glass or bamboo straws. China is on board with the movement, too. The Chinese government banned disposable plastic in restaurants this year. But that move attracted criticism from a very vocal group.The World's Rebecca Kanthor has the story about the backlash from fans of the massively popular bubble tea.