UT student government votes to phase out straws, Styrofoam

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UT’s student government is aiming to make the campus more eco-friendly as a bill to phase out Styrofoam and plastic straws was passed Wednesday.

Their resolution will lead to the formation of a task force with SGA, the food service provider Aramark and UT Recycling. The task force will put together a plan to get rid of the two products as soon as possible.

SGA leaders referenced Starbucks’ decision to phase out plastic straws and other universities that have banned plastic straws and styrofoam in campus dining facilities in the proposal.

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