Plastic straws could be going the way of plastic bags in California. There’s a growing effort to ban or restrict single-use plastic straws in restaurants. Oakland and Berkeley city councils discussed it this week. Other cities have already enacted laws including Alameda, Santa Cruz and Malibu. There’s also been legislation introduced at the state level. It’s all part of an effort to cut down on waste which ends up in landfills and the oceans. Many in the plastics industry say the problem is complicated and solving it requires something other than simply banning straws. Forum takes up the issue. Would you be willing to give up your straws?