Disposable straws are usually made from plastic and plastic never breaks down. As time goes by plastic will separate into smaller and smaller pieces, but never completely biodegrades.
In the USA alone, 500 million straws are used every single day. We use straws for around twenty minutes before we toss them away, which is an astonishingly quick lifespan for an item that will be on the planet forever.
If you like slurping a smoothie through a straw that is totally ok! There are plenty of alternatives to disposable plastic straws available. Using one of our stainless steel straws is a fantastic alternative to using plastic straws.
Remember "That straw could end up in a turtle's nose!" and make sure to educate as many people as possible about single-use plastic!
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