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c.While, degrading is just the process of breaking down intosmaller pieces. When plastic degrades, the bulk of the plastic willseem to disappear – However, what’s really happening is theplastic is breaking into smaller, invisible pieces that will alwaysstill be on EarthC.Straws are littered very often, and harm Ocean Wildlife1.Let me show you the list on top 10 items collected during internationalcoastal cleanup. a)All these straws and plastic polluting our oceans is having anegative impact on marine life. Take for example the video thatI have shown, where researchers off the coast of Costa Ricaremove a plastic straw that had been embedded in the nostril ofan Olive ridley sea turtle.b)It’s likely that the sea turtle accidentally swallowed the straw,and then had it stuck up its nostril while trying to cough thestraw out.c)Straws are also especially dangerous to seabirds, as they can beeasily picked up and swallowed, suffocating and choking thebird. In fact, over 1 million seabirds die each year fromingesting plastic.d)The image below of a dead albatross chick shows just howmuch damage plastic can do to animals that ingest it(Transition: Now that you know the problem of not recycling, you may be asking yourselfthese questions: “How do I make usable straw as part of my routine?”)How to get the straws? II.There are several ways you can use besides using plastic straws. A.Firstly, there are another alternative way besides plastic straws.1.Metal strawa.Metal straws like these from Lazada and Shopee are durable,easy to clean, and can be carried around in a bag withoutworrying about stains. When purchasing these straws, itincluded a pouch and also a brush to clean the straw after beingused.
b.A new invention I like to show is that this straw can be fold andkeep in a small box. This can make a lot easier to carry aroundand user friendly.2.Besides metal straws, they are several eco-friendly straws, such asbamboo straw, glass straw, paper straw and pasta straw. a.This is because they are biodegradable, which can bedecompose in 45-90 days and this is the most popularalternative at major retailer.