Plus, they are reusable and recyclable for consumers who are environmentally conscious but unwilling to give up plastic straws. A pack of 200 plastic straws currently sells for around $7 to $9 on Amazon. The plastic straws ubiquitous at takeout-focused eateries and coffee shops are too small for most recycling machinery, so they end up in trash and often in waterways. In Florida, a state bill that was originally meant to ban plastic straws was changed in committee hearings to do the opposite — ban bans on plastic straws. “I do think we have bigger problems than plastic straws,” he said.