Well, this sucks.

Joe Biden wants to ban plastic straws, and create a federal bottle deposit law to combat “climate change”.

“There has to be a deposit on the bottle so you’re going to pay more for that bottle of water, for example, in a plastic container, unless you return it and get your money back for the plastic bottle,” Biden said in Hudson, New Hampshire.

Ten states currently have laws requiring consumers to pay a 5- or 10-cent deposit on most beverage containers. He wants to create uniformity and require the other 40 to participate, as well.

“I don’t think we should be using plastic straws anymore in restaurants,” he continued, drawing a smattering of applause.

Biden went on to claim “climate change” is “the single most important issue facing the United States of America.”

An activist dressed in a polar bear costume stood in the background holding a “Fossil fuels=Climate crisis=Extinction” sign.

The candidate, who is projected to finish fifth in New Hampshire on Tuesday, had a discussion with the animal after the event:

It’s not clear what was said, but Biden shook the animal’s paw at the conclusion of the talk.