I’m getting rid of the green straw! Well, any plastic straw for that matter. I am so thankful @STRW company sent me these reusable steel straws. Not only are they gorgeous, but they better the earth and help our marine life. Plastic straws harm marine wildlife and ecosystems, and they expose us to unhealthy toxic chemicals.
Look at these statistics:
Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions.
Americans use 500 million plastic drinking straws a day.
About 20,000 water bottles are bought every second, worldwide.
Over 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million sea birds die each year.
5 massive garbage patch plastic islands have formed in the oceans, including one between Hawaii and California that is as big as Texas!
Only a small percentage of the world’s plastic is recycled. Some Recycling is better than not recycling, but it doesn’t reduce our overuse of plastic.
We can make a difference.
We are coming up on July. July is “Plastic Free July.” It’s mission is to build a movement that dramatically reduces plastic use. Now is the time to start.
Head over to @STRW and check out their products. Every purchase makes a difference.
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