The last time you ordered a drink at a restaurant, did it come with a plastic straw? According to the Trash Free Seas Alliance, the average American uses 1.6 straws a day. In the US alone, that’s enough to circle the equator two and a half times.
Single-use plastic items such as straws—as well as stirrers, bags, and cups—are convenient, but convenience can come at an environmental cost if they aren’t disposed of properly or recycled. Many marine animals mistake these and other plastic items for food. Plastic has been found in an estimated 90% of all seabirds and in all sea turtle species. Within the next decade, there could be a pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish in the ocean.
Recycling and proper waste disposal help reduce the plastic trash that ends up in our landfills and seas, but there is another action you can take. By refusing an OLD SCHOOL PLASTIC straw, you can help prevent plastic pollution. You can also ask your local restaurants to provide Pura Vida Straws only.
Imagine the impact if we all gave SWITCHED to Pura Vida Straws that break down naturally in the environment in as little as 30 days?