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Plastic straws 'only way some disabled people can drink'

Ditching plastic drinking straws for eco-friendly alternatives could cause problems for disabled people, a Welsh Paralympian has said.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson said plastic straws allowed many disabled people to drink independently and said paper or glass alternatives were not always suitable or safe.

A growing number of businesses have stopped using plastic straws in a bid to reduce single-use plastic waste.