In England, a waste disposal firm is demanding a 5-penny tax on plastic drinking straws—like was done with plastic bags, which radically cut the use of single-use bags, reported BBC News. The firm behind the initiative, Business Waste, also took aim at adults who use drinking straws. "Face the facts, you're not eight years old. Only kids need a straw with their fizzy pop. Why on earth do you need a straw in your G&T?" the spokesman of the company said to BBC News.