One of the plastic items I've noticed with the worst impact are straws. These little, usually helpful, pieces of plastic are everywhere! Though I've taken to drinking my drinks without a lid or straw they still seem to pop up. Most notably was when I was at a chain Mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. I didn't think anything of it when my drink came with a straw until my boyfriend pointed it out. Now one straw I can let slide, but then the waiter proceeded to bring me TWO additional straws for my soda refill and water. Seriously? Even if I wasn't trying to eliminate plastic I would have just transferred my straw instead of taking the time to open two new straws. Since I've been searching the internet for plastic free options I know there is a better way and I could purchase a glass straw, but for now I'm just planning on going sans-straw and plastic lid.