Say No More: Save the Shore

Coming 2020!

Coming 2020!

Madison Roberts, Editor-In-Chief

“Save the Sea Turtles” they say, but who knew this could be done so easily by simply using the same straw over and over again?

Reusable straws have become a popular trend that people have been implementing in their everyday lives.

“I like how you can clean it [the straws] and not have to worry about always buying more,” said junior Avery Blakely.

Not only are they inexpensive but using them is also more environmentally friendly.

“Reusable straws are a great step towards reducing plastic-waste. I always try to avoid using single-use straws and use reusable ones,” said senior Shannon Kauffman.

According to Strawless Ocean, an organization focused on the depletion of plastic straws, “[it’s] estimated that we use over 500 million every day in America, and most of those end up in our oceans, polluting the water and killing marine life.”

The restaurant industry is one of the largest providers of disposable straws. Because of this, companies like Starbucks are discontinuing their use of plastic straws due to the epidemic it’s driven.

“I think Starbucks is taking a great step in discontinuing disposable straws,” said Kauffman.

According to CNN, “Starbucks had already committed $10 million to help develop recyclable, compostable cups for hot drinks.”

This small act of eliminating the use of plastic straws is just a milestone in creating a greener and cleaner environment for all.

Coming 2020!
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