straws before. And, I write this statement while drinking my green tea out of my reusable Corkcicle with my stainless steel straw... for over a year now.
There's a new trend in town, though I've been talking about it for quite awhile, and we've had our stainless steel straws in this house for 3-4 years. But it's a trend I've been seeing in area restaurants, bars... and even recently in the Chicago airport while traveling. This video is great... though eye-opening with it's remark that by 2050 we could potentially have more plastic marine debris in the ocean than actual fish. Ouch. That's within my lifetime. I don't like these statistics!
A number of awareness websites are cropping up. Check them out, here below. Then maybe order some stainless steel straws, and go about seeing what you can do to #StopSucking!
- National Geographic Article: Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic
- For A Strawless Ocean (website)
- One Less Straw (website)
- The Last Plastic Straw (website)
- Plastic Pollution Coalition (website)
Video from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=75&v=Q91-23B8yCg; US Consumption image from https://thelastplasticstraw.org/; corkcicle and stainless steel straws image from my house!