A few weeks back I told you about my new intentions to bring more awareness to a cause that’s close to my heart, the environment, and today I want to share some facts.
When we’re armed with knowledge we can make decisions from a place of truth and knowing. There is always a lot of information circling about what’s good for the environment and what’s bad.
There is one small step we can all take that can make a huge difference for this planet we share, and that’s getting rid of plastic straws. I’m sure you’re aware of the insane amount of plastic we humans use every year. But let’s just start off with one-time use straws.
You have been using plastic straws your whole life I bet. They come with our juice packs at school, and you get them in your water at every restaurant meal. Let’s do some math here. If there are 7 billion people on the planet and let’s say 3 billion use straws, and those 3 billion use 2 straws a day, that’s…6 billion straws in one day.
Now we don’t know if that number is true but we do know that one of the world’s biggest chain restaurants uses 60 million straws a day. That’s a lot of plastic garbage.
A few more facts to think about:
-They can’t be recycled
-Most people use them once and throw them away
-They contain BPA, a harmful chemical
-It’s harmful to the environment to make straws, and the process uses fossil fuels
-Plastic straws are one of the top ten things found on our beaches
Make a change today. Make a choice to not use plastic straws and/or buy metal straws to use over and over.
Til Next week,