Major Speech (Plastic Straws).docx - Major Speech Plastic Straws As a society we adopted behaviors from our past generations Unconsciously we adopt

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Major SpeechPlastic StrawsAs a society, we adopted behaviors from our past generations. Unconsciously we adoptthese behaviors to all over the years without thinking about the consequences that can bring tous, and in this case for the environment. Since many years ago, we have seen an alarmingincrease in the use of plastic, so this is causing a huge impact on the planet. That is why today Iwant to focus on a specific topic: the use of single use plastic straws and their effects on ourhealth and in our environment. 500 million straws are used every day in the United States alone. But you can picturehow this look like? 500 million straws are enough to wrap the circumference of the earth 2.5times or to fill Yankee Stadium over 9 times in a year. Now imagine that in a global size. The use of single use plastic straws has a toxic impact in human health. Plasticchemicals are absorbed by the body disturbing the hormones; In 2010 Arizona StatesUniversity report that “W

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