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4 Types Of Plastic-Free Straws Perfect For Kids

By Susanna Kohn

Did you know that Americans use up to 500 million plastic straws per day? That’s enough straws to wrap around planet earth 2.5 times. And most plastic straws are non-recyclable, non-biodegradable, and end up in our oceans, polluting the water and harming sea life.

The good news is that people are becoming aware of the negative impact single-use plastic has on our oceans and environment, and there is a growing movement to make a change. Many cities across the U.S. have banned plastic straws altogether, including Seattle and Edmonds in Washington; Alameda, Carmel, San Luis Obispo, Davis, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Oakland, Richmond, and Berkeley in California; Monmoth Beach in New Jersey; Miami Beach and Fort Myers in Florida; and New York City, Hawaii, and California all have pending straw ban legislation.