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Plastic Waste

December 2, 2018



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








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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