In 2017, everyone needs to get their eco-act together. Stop using plastic straws (and throwing them out).
We are throwing BILLIONS of plastic straws into the ocean! That’s BILLIONS folks.
Those plastic straws are EVIL and not at all FUN as they appear. Repeat after me, EVIL STRAWS. NOT good. NOT good.
Re-use your bottles, whatever they are. Get some nice re-usable non toxic bottles from the local water store or else some glass ones. Stop throwing out so much plastic. Make plastic sculptures, make plastic jewelry, anything but throwing it out.
I hope someone figures out how to recycle all that plastic they’re finding in the ocean. I guess that’s our future, pulling plastic out of the ocean and re-using it but..until then, how can you look at footage of birds with a stomach full of plastics and not feel bad about this plastic crap we’re killing these birds with! How can you look a bird in the eye without looking down in SHAME.
Every time you sip from a re-usable straw, you could be SAVING A BIRD!
Use glass or silicon straws, and re-use them. How many plastic straws have YOU personally put into the ocean? This is a big part of your toxic footprint on this earth actually. Straws. Who woulda thought? Stop filling trash cans with plastic straws around town! It seems silly but if you saw a BILLION plastic straws floating around on the beach one day, those happy bright colors might not seem so happy and bright anymore.
In addition, these plastic straws you are slurping out of, are NOT the good plastic. These are leaching toxic chemicals into your body, they use the absolute WORST and cheapest possible plastic for those straws.
Here’s some silicon straw alternatives for those occasions when you DO need a straw. (sensitive teeth/gums, etc)
Personally I never really NEED a straw, and I just stopped using them altogether, but if you DO need straws
maybe for the kids…here ya go. Some silicon straw alternatives.
They are free of heavy metals and plastic and they won’t break like glass.
Silicon straws can easily be tossed into your purse and reused.
A Vancouver photographer shares the shocking images he saw at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch near Hawaii.
if you want glass straws, here’s some more options, but be VERY careful, you can easily chip a tooth or break a tooth. In addition, the straw could break and be quite hazardous, so generally I recommend the silicon straw alternative. My glass straw broke in the first week!
Still, glass straws can be nice to have for some things, here’s some deals on glass straws.
Certainly is better than plastic straws, as long as you’re very careful. I would not advise glass straws for kids.
But ok, here’s some glass straws! For grown ups!
Here’s some BPA free water bottles. (never buy plastic water bottles again!)