Ditch the Plastic Week #2 - Just Say No to the Straw!

Four Facts About Plastic:

1. Eating Fresh Foods not packaged in plastic can reduce your BPA exposure by 50% in just 3-5 days!

2. 50% of plastic is used for single use and remember only 7-8% is recycled in the U.S! (10% is recycled worldwide).

3. Plastic makes up 60-80% of ocean debris.

4. Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day. That’s 175 Billion a year filtering into landfills (environment) and littering our waterways and oceans. o understand just how many straws 500 million really is, this would fill over 125 school buses with straws every day. That's 46,400 school buses every year! (https://www.nps.gov/commercialservices/greenline_straw_free.htm

Single use straws are an easy way to cut down on single use plastic. "JUST SAY NO" to the straw when out at dinner, lunch, or whenever you are offered one. OR purchase these reusable straws and carry them in your purse. They are healthier and will HELP SAVE SEA TURTLES! My mouth burns when I have put a plastic or stainless steel straw in my mouth. These silicone straws have been great for my family and I have had them for 5 years and counting... 

Sources and where to read more!

https://www.nps.gov/commercialservices/greenline_straw_free.htm

http://www.ecocycle.org/bestrawfree/faqs

http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/pft/2017/4/28/are-drinking-straws-dangerous