Oct 01, 2018 Sip. Don’t Suck
I’ve always been a bit of a hippy, sometimes even a non bathing one . . . to help cut back on water usage ya know? I’ve seen beaches from Australia, Dubai, Bahamas, Europe, Mediterranean, and Africa. You want to to know that they all have in common? Plastic.
Even on the most remote beaches I’ve found plastic. Plastic bottle caps, bottles, and bags are the most common.
80-90 percent of marine debris is made from plastic.
In the USA alone we use 500 million straws per day
Straws are NOT recyclable
Plastic does not biodegrade; it photo degrades into smaller and smaller pieces, which are ingested by marine and land animals. Which means when we ingest those animals we also ingest those plastics and toxins. The world has an infatuation with single use plastics. It is a part of our daily life. I’m hoping we can all start making small changes that can be a catalyst for a bigger change. I’ve personally stopped using single use straws. It took some time for me to mentally remember and change the habit. For instance it took me a while to remember to say “No straw” any time I ordered a drink. I also stopped buying juice boxes with single use straws for my kids.
I’m hoping that 20 of you will ban straws in your life for ONE WEEK. I’d love for you to comment below if you are willing to try this for one week! Just so you become aware of how often it is used in your life. I want people to not feel hopeless and like they are living on a dying planet but realize that there are small things you can change in your own life to better the environment.
The straw that broke the camels back . . . These are the straws that I use in my own life in place of plastic ones.