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Call 1Ethan CallHonors English 11Van Fleet 4XY7 March 2019Why we Need to Ban Plastic StrawsThere is litter everywhere. The earth is becoming a garbage dump and the human race is to blame. Where should the cleanup process begin? How about with banning plastic straws? These one- use disposable straws are all over the place, harmful to wildlife, and overall just a waste of materials. We need to reduce the use of plastic straws around the world. 1. It is estimated that 500 million plastic straws are used in the United States everyday (Gibbens 3). 1. Generally those straws are only used once and then just thrown away; something that small and light is easily picked up by the wind and blown far and wide. 2. Eight million tons of plastic gets washed into the oceans every year and plastic straws are a part of that percentage (Gibbens 4). 2. If nothing changes we might be living in a future where there is more plastic in the ocean than fish.