Across the ditch: the city without straws

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:01 pm

Every Wednesday, Mel and Jeziel get Asa Andersen on the horn all the way from across the ditch; New Zealand! As Jeziel’s younger brother, he brings them an askew view of the New Zealand news, and this week was no different.

Asa brought news of a district of Auckland which has become the first part of the city to ban straws. The Uptown area of Auckland used to use up to half a million straws a year, but now, they’ll have settle for reusable alternatives. And in a classic New Zealand twist, a local artist is even turning 15,000 leftover straws into an art piece. To hear all about the strawesome news and more, check out the podcast below.

Across the ditch: No more straws in Auckland

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