The smallest things can brighten my day. Finding these glass straws at a local business did just that.
Single-use plastic straws are one of the top 10 kinds of trash adding to the 20 million tonnes of plastic litter entering the oceans every year.
Enough plastic straws are produced annually to fill over 46 THOUSAND full sized school buses! (enviroglassstraw.ca)
Now that’s a visual.
Glass straws aren’t the solution for beverage businesses that still use straws in their drinks, but they are perfect for home use. (Fortunately there are biodegradable options if businesses still want to offer straws.)
It wasn’t too many years ago that curbside recycling was unheard of, and we all left the grocery stores laden down with plastic shopping bags. Now our blue recycling boxes and ‘green’ bins are full and everyone is remembering to bring reusable bags when they shop. The impact of these small behavioural changes has made a huge difference to our planet. Hopefully we’ll all move towards either declining straws for our beverages, or opting for glass or biodegradable ones.
“We believe that by making small changes to our everyday lives, we can make a huge difference worldwide.” (Enviro Glass Straw)
I believe that too.