Every time you use a disposable straw, it eventually gets thrown away. Many of these straws, along with other plastic trash, ends up in the ocean, where it can harm or kill sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Straws can get up a sea turtle's nose, or a seaturtle can eat the straw, because it thinks it's food.
Because they're made of relatively thin material, straws break down into smaller plastic particles known as microplastics more quickly. They're also not easily recyclable in most facilities. According to EcoCycle, roughly 500 million disposable straws are used by Americans daily.
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