The Last Straw | Litter Free Coast and Sea – Dorset & East Devon – UKPosted on December 18, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Straws
- The UK and USA throw away 550 million plastic straws A DAY
- On average, a plastic straw is used for 20 minutes before it ends up in the bin
- Even when the straw begins to break down they don’t actually break down but turn into tiny bits of microplastic which damage the marine environment and even end up inside of us.
- Every plastic straw that was ever made still exists in some form.
- Plastic straws are one of the top 10 items picked up at beach cleans worldwide
- Entanglement, ingestion and habitat disruption all result from plastic ending up in the spaces where animals live. In our oceans alone, plastic debris outweighs zooplankton by a ratio of 36-to-1.
- Everything suffers: tourism, recreation, business, the health of humans, animals, fish and birds—because of plastic pollution.