Get the facts
- It’s estimated that Americans use about 500 million straws a day
- If we keep that up by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean then fish
- I don’t know exactly how recycling works but most plastic straws are too light to go through the machines, making them non recyclable
- plastic straws take 200 years to decompose and never fully leave the earth
Giving up plastic straws is easy
I have given up plastic straws for about five months now and its been so easy. There has never been a time when I broke this because I for some reason had to use a plastic straw. I use reusable stainless steel straws I got on amazon (link at bottom) I keep one in my room, one in my kitchen, one in my car, and one in my purse. Im usually one of those places or have my purse on me when I want to use a straw. There has been times when I forget my steel straw at home so then I just don’t use a straw. Its been pretty easy and I didn’t think it would be.
No matter where you live
I know I don’t live by an ocean. I live in Minnesota so thats pretty far away from any marine life. That doesn’t change the fact that plastic straws and all plastic is bad for the environment. Deciding to stop using plastic straws has made me much more aware of how much plastic is used by me and those around me. I think its important to be aware so we can make steps to cut back on our plastic use.
Check out the facts here https://www.strawlessocean.org/faq/