STRAWS HAVE EXISTED OVER 7.000 YEARS! From the Mesopotamians to Modern Day Americans, straws were used to filter, drink from. & even help prevent the spread of infectious disease. Straws gained rapid popularity after the rise of fast-food restaurants & even more so after the plastic straw replaced paper in the 1960’s.
- Fact #1: The production of straws uses valuable resources due to the need to EXTRACT OIL, GAS, & ELECTRICITY. The carbon emissions & pollution from this is detrimental.
- Fact #2: Imagine 570 full-loaded Boeing 747’5. That’s how much plastic lives in our oceans & straws are one of the TOP 10 CULPRITS.
- Fact #3: Researchers estimate 90% of marine life have ingested plastic, with straws being especially harmful to SEA TURTLES, SEABIRDS, WHALES, & DOLPHINS.