Three main points: 1.reducing environmental pollution2.Keeping oceans beautiful3.Reduce unnecessary Marine Life deathsTalk about newsSolutions to problemReference CA and the process they used to eliminate plastic bags (SF) - Start with voluntary reductionProvide Plastic straw alternatives (Paper or offer to sell reusable straws)Require patrons request plastic straws (free initially and then for a fee after a certain period of time)Only offer paper straws for a fee Ban with exceptions (disabilities) Plastic bags in california tested - statistic?
Hi my name is Micayla Giambruno. A question that keeps me awake at night is: does a straw have one or two holes? Actually no matter what you think the answer is, a greater question is why are we still using something that is so harmful to our environment? The use of plastic straws should be eliminated. Plastic straws are not bio-degradable, and pollute the oceans resulting in the death of marine life. According to The Independent (a Newspaperin the UK), Plastic straws stay on Earth for nearly 500 years due to the type of plastic that facilities are not able to recycle. Not only do these straws last many lifetimes, but they are also over used. The National Parks Service estimates Americans alone use enough straws to wrap around the Earth two and a half times, that is 500 million straws a year.You need to address International solutions - how could the USA take a leading role in reducing or even eliminating straw use worldwide? China and India are the worse worldwide polluters.