Did you know that plastic straws contribute disproportionately to plastic pollution? It takes a lot of energy to make them. They are also incredibly difficult to recycle like any other small plastic utensils. The ocean is full of unrecycled “microplastics” that are ingested by sea creatures and then ingested by us. We can ofcourse do many things about it. * Choose not to use plastic straws at take-out restaurants and cafes. * Don’t purchase plastic straws. * Avoid using juice boxes. * Encourage businesses and schools to explore non-plastic straw alternatives. Have you considered using a reusable straw ? They are increasingly available, affordable and portable. Check out Option 1 and Option 2.