- WASTE REDUCTION -
Problem with straws: they are plastic.
Problem with plastic:
- Animals eat them
- Health risks
- Production uses a lot of energy, and harms ecosystems
Problem with landfills:
- Destroys animal habitats
- Cuts down trees
- Pollutes environment
Visit this link for more information: http://lifewithoutplastic.com/en/about-plastic/why-is-plastic-a-problem
Most of the time, we use straws when we don’t even need them. Why not just drink directly, rather than using straws that cause so many environmental problems?
If you use straws because you think the container is dirty (e.g. soda cans), you can quickly rinse the top with water.