This weekend in the US was National Drinking Straw day! To celebrate the invention of the modern straw.. originally made from paper in 1888! Most people don't really need a straw, but in fact straws themselves are not that bad and can be quite useful, especially for people with disabilities. The problem is what they are made of! Plastic straws can NOT be recycled, and they will exist for more than 200 years after you throw them away, killing marine life and polluting our world. In 2018 thousands of businesses, cities and even countries around the world pledged to get rid of straws altogether or replaced them with non-plastic alternatives.
So instead of celebrating the straw, why not challenge yourself to #GoStrawFree ! Or at the very least, use a (resuable) non-plastic alternative!
Have great week!