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Single-Use Plastic Straws Are Destructive To Marine Wildlife

Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States. This plastic pollution is detrimental to marine life and single-use plastics, such as drinking straws, are one of the most useless items made out of plastic, and destructive if they end up in our oceans.
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In the past twenty years, people have come to expect plastic straws in every drink. This is an example of extreme waste generated for minimal convenience. These short-lived tools are thrown into garbage cans with no further thought, instantly becoming a source of plastic pollution.

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