The paper vs plastic straw human transition is far from maturity. It really seems like restaurants just stopped providing straws. I’ve noticed this in California and its’ neighboring states. I’m usually served the drink and have to ask if I can get a straw. About %50 of the time, I am given a paper straw. I feel like the transition from plastic to paper is a good idea; but wait, wasn’t this offered to us before? It wasn’t offered with straws; it was offered to us in grocery stores - would you like paper or plastic? Wasn’t the “smart” eco-friendly choice to choose plastic, because the creation of paper-bags relied on cutting down trees?