Ecologie - USA -
"Think globally, act locally” : there is only one reasonable conclusion with regard to plastics.
Globally: One and only one solution exists to curbing the deluge of oceanic plastics. The international community has to get the Philippines and similar countries enough money to have proper garbage collection.
Locally: You must reduce the amount of plastic shipped overseas by putting it in the regular garbage instead of the recycle bin.
There is no other reasonable option, mathematically speaking, given the realities on the ground. And banning straws is just plain stupid.