Plastic Straw Ban has Consequences on Disabled community

In response to rising fears regarding plastic and marine pollution, UK Prime Minister Theresa May  announced her plan to ban the commercial use of disposable plastic straws, urging Commonwealth leaders such as Australia to follow suit. But the push for a straw ban does not seem to consider the necessity for such single-use tools for people with disabilities, helping them to drink and eat. Simon Darcy, researcher with expertise in approaches to disability services and social inclusion, joined us from UTS to discuss the social impact this has on the daily lives of people with physical disabilities.

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