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Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic

Original story at news.nationalgeographic.com• 34 mentions • 3 months ago

news.nationalgeographic.com 3 months ago

 
Of the eight million tons of plastic trash that flow every year into the world’s oceans, the plastic drinking straw is surely not a top contributor to all that tonnage. Yet this small, slender tube, utterly unnecessary for most beverage consumption, is at the center of a growing environmental campaign aimed at convincing people to stop using straws to help save the oceans. Small and lightweight, straws often never make it into recycling bins; the evidence of this failure is clearly visible on any beach. And although straws amount to a tiny fraction of ocean plastic, their size makes them ...
 
 
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28 Jun
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