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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 plasticcan’t be easily composed.1.Let’s go back to the 1800s, where rye grass straw came into fashionbecause it was cheap and soft, but it had an unfortunate tendency toturn to mush in liquid.2. But in this technology world, an alternative methods have beeninvented/introduced.3. Other alternative method are paper straws, metal straws, bamboostraws and other methods.V.So today, I would like to persuade every one of you here to make a habit of not usingany straws because it is not only clean the ocean but can provide us with a betterenvironment.(Transition: Now, you may say to yourself “What is the problem? Why do I need to stop theuse of straw? Why can’t I just throw my straw in the garbage bin?”)BODYI.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 inits nose. 1.A graduate student was happened out tagging some sea turtle a part ofhis research, when she noticed something inside a turtle’s nose. Theythought it was parasite living in the turtle, but eventually plastic strawstuck in the turtle’s nose. 2. The fact is, plastic can’t be recycleda.Straws are most commonly made from type 5 plastic, orpolypropylene.b.Although type 5 plastic can be recycled, it isn’t accepted bymost 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 isplastic.1. Plastics do not Biodegrade, and never fully degrade. a.Plastic straws take up to 200 years to degrade, but will never befully off the Earth, as plastics are not biodegradable. To makematters worse, the degrading of plastic releases chemicals that aretoxic to wildlife and the environment.b.Biodegrading is when an item can be naturally broken down anddigested by micro-organisms, and then naturally recycled intonew organic molecules and life.