In a bid to boost sustainability, Dartmouth Dining Services recently replaced its paper straws with red-and-white paper versions that are biodegradable, The Dartmouth reports.
The move is “a small step but a very important one,” Associate Director of Dining Services Don Reed told The Dartmouth.
While paper straws are slightly more expensive for the department than plastic ones, the difference is slight enough to justify, Reed says.
Not all students at the Hanover, N.H., school are on board with the change, however, and some are reportedly hoarding straws from eateries outside of campus. Still, Reed remains optimistic.
“We know that change is difficult to accept,” he said. “But every year a new class of students matriculates and regards these things to be the norm.”
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