Category Archives: statistics

the us uses too many plastic straws. WHY?

According to Be Straw Free, a non-profit started by a fourth grader who decided to stop using plastic straws, approximately 500 million disposable plastic straws are used in the US everyday. This is approximately 1.6 straws per person per day.

These plastic straws are ending up in storm drains and in our oceans! And as stated in an earlier post, plastic straws are one of the top TEN things picked up at beach cleanups (According to Ocean Conservancy).

Here’s a goal for you:

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO USE NO PLASTIC STRAWS THIS WEEKEND

(it’s difficult, i can tell you that much).

 

 

 

 

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