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Plastic Waste

December 2, 2018

Plastic..

 

How is it impacting us, the animals, the environment, and what can we do about it?

 

390 Million!

 

According to the market research firm, Freedonia Group, "Americans used about 390 million plastic straws every day, last year." That is in the U.S. only!!!

 

 

 

One might say, "It's just a straw. What is the big deal?"

It is a big deal, and here is why:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each year, 1 million bird,

and100,000 marine

animals die from

ingesting plastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plastic is not degradable,

and most of the plastic waste

end up in a landfill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plastic is the 11th

most found

ocean trash

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO,

What can we do about it?

    Tips and tricks:

     

     

     Get reusable straws made of stainless Steel or silicone

     

     

     Refuse one-use-only straws at restaurants and juice bars

     

     

    Show your waiters that you have your own

    straw so that they don’t bring you one

     

     

    Educate ourselves about the plastic impact on the world

     

     

    Use fabric reusable shopping bags

     

     

    Count the plastic bags you get at home, weekly

     

     

    If we have plastic bags at home, reuse them

    What are your tips and tricks?

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