June 21, 2017
If most of you don’t know I am a big of an animal lover (( to put it lightly)) and recently I fell in love with Sea turtles. I mean how can you not love these graceful, grass-eating marine creatures.
“Fin, noggin, DUDE! ” Amiright?
Well, one thing I found out while studying them in the Bahamas was that there is a huge problem with something that we as humans use on the daily. Who would have guessed that this problem could come from such a tiny, overused product. The culpret: STRAWS! Straws are a giant harm to sea turtles and lots of marine animals. Don’t get me wrong, when I am sipping on my venti iced coffee from Starbucks, I can’t help but have a straw so I am right there with you. I am not saying give up straws entirely, but make the switch to metal, or reusable straws. Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the US ( Plastic Pollution Coalition) and believe it or not most people just toss them into the garbage and that’s the end of the story, however most don’t realize these straws contribute a giant amount to plastic pollution and our little turtle dudes aren’t a fan. These straws get stuck up turtle’s noses and can cause extreme harm (see video below). All I ask is skip the straw, try it a few times when going out to eat, you’ll be surprised how easy it actually is and that’s coming from a big time straw-lover. We replaced all the straws in our household with stainless steel metal straws, every time I use one I just think about all the turtles and marine life I am sparing from harm, try it and see, you won’t be disappointed!
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Check out these alternative reusable straws, trust me your turtle friends thank you!! #saynotostraws #PlasticPollutes
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