University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse pushes for reusable straws

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is moving toward replacing plastic straws with reusable straws at dining locations on campus.

The university announced the change to reusable straws in a letter to faculty and staff earlier this month, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.

The idea to push for reusable straws came from the new leaders of the university's Student Association, said University Centers Director Larry Ringgenberg.

The university will likely promote the movement by handing out free reusable straws this fall, Ringgenberg said. Officials plan to eventually make the straws available for purchase, he said.

Ringgenberg said there's been some pushback to...