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Screen capture from the website for Tiffany & Co. showing a sterling silver drinking straw for sale. The iconic New York jeweler is just one of many retailers seeking to cash in on eco-conscious consumers who want durable alternatives to single-use plastic straws. []

Drinks at Tiffany’s? Chic New York jeweler selling luxury straws

- Associated Press

Single-use plastic straws are a recent target of environmental activists, and retailers are looking to cash in with durable alternatives. Even chic New York based Tiffany & Co. has joined in, selling sterling silver straws between $375 and $425 in value.

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