February 16, 2023 0

500 million straws are used in the US every day.

What does 500 million straws look like?

500 million straws could fill over 127 school buses each day, or more than 46,400 school buses every year.

500 million straws per day is an average of 1.6 straws per person (in the US) per day. Based on this national average, each person in the US will use approximately 38,000 or more straws between the ages of 5 and 65. So the sooner we can begin to use fewer straws, the better – it is never too soon (or too late!) to start!

Each 40-ft.-long school bus has a cab capacity of about 35’x 6.5’x 7.5′, and a disposable straw is, on average, .75 cubic inches, so it would take more than 46,400 40-ft-long school buses to carry the straws we use in the US every year (over 127 school bus loads/day)!

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