Must Read: 4+ Reason Why You Must Not Use Plastic Straw

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Here are some reason why you must not use a plastic straw..

1. Some materials can still be toxic

Some plastic straws are still being made with materials that are potentially toxic or carcinogenic. And even if straws are labeled as “BPA-free” they might still contain the chemical.

2. Plastic is not biodegradable

And even though many disposable straws are made from recyclable materials, they can be difficult to recycle. According to the Strawless Ocean in the US, plastic straws are too lightweight for recycling sorters and drop through sorting screens and end up in landfills. (And that’s only if someone bothers putting them in the recycling bin to begin with).

Plastic can remain in the environment for over 2 000 years because (most) plastic is not biodegradable. So that beverage that took you 15 minutes to drink will linger in the environment for generations.

In fact, it’s likely that every straw you’ve ever used in your life still exists in the environment somewhere. It just degrades until its microscopic. Even burning it creates harmful dioxin emissions that are bad for your health and the environment. Pin this article for later! For more, follow Good Housekeeping on Pinterest.

3. Straws pollute the ocean

And for several different reasons, straws frequently end up in the ocean because they’re littered on the beach, blown out of trashcans, or washed down storm drains, among other reasons. Studies predict that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. Because of their small size, aquatic animals can confuse bits of plastic for food and choke on them.

4. People can get hurt

Thousands of people end up in the ER each year because of straw-related injuries. We’re talking contusions, abrasions, mouth injuries, eye injuries

5. Straws are wasteful

An average person will go through 38 000 straws in 60 years. Which means that five hundred million straws are used every day. And that’s just in the United States of America. No wonder a hundred thousand sea animals and a million birds die each year due to plastic consumption.