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IV. So that’s why we should change our mindset about using plastic straws. A. We need to use other alternative besides using plastic straws because plastic can’t be easily composed. 1. Let’s go back to the 1800s, where rye grass straw came into fashion because it was cheap and soft, but it had an unfortunate tendency to turn to mush in liquid. 2. But in this technology world, an alternative methods have been invented/introduced. 3. Other alternative method are paper straws, metal straws, bamboo straws and other methods. V. So today, I would like to persuade every one of you here to make a habit of not using any straws because it is not only clean the ocean but can provide us with a better environment. (Transition: Now, you may say to yourself “What is the problem? Why do I need to stop the use of straw? Why can’t I just throw my straw in the garbage bin?”) BODY I. Well every one. Let me tell you why we need to stop the uses of straws. A. Let me show you a short video that is viral because of the presence of straw in its nose. 1. A graduate student was happened out tagging some sea turtle a part of his research, when she noticed something inside a turtle’s nose. They thought it was parasite living in the turtle, but eventually plastic straw stuck in the turtle’s nose. 2. The fact is, plastic can’t be recycled a. Straws are most commonly made from type 5 plastic, or polypropylene. b. Although type 5 plastic can be recycled, it isn’t accepted by most recycling programs. When plastic straws aren’t recycled, they end up in landfills, or even worse, polluting our oceans.
B. The second problem is the type of material use to produce straws. Which is plastic. 1. Plastics do not Biodegrade, and never fully degrade. a. Plastic straws take up to 200 years to degrade, but will never be fully off the Earth, as plastics are not biodegradable. To make matters worse, the degrading of plastic releases chemicals that are toxic to wildlife and the environment. b. Biodegrading is when an item can be naturally broken down and digested by micro-organisms, and then naturally recycled into new organic molecules and life.

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