I'll never use plastic straws again after finding these metal ones that don't change the taste of my drinks at all

Posted On: Aug 21, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

I'll never use plastic straws again after finding these metal ones that don't change the taste of my drinks at all

We create about 88 pounds of plastic a year - per person. And even if you sort your plastics into the right bins, less than 9% of plastic is actually recycled .
That's because some things like single-use straws and utensils are too small to be processed by recycling plants and get dumped in a landfill only to then make their way into the ocean.
This five-piece set of metal straws from Amazon is an easy alternative to using plastic straws, and I'll never use anything else ever again.
I'd like to think that I was always pretty green - I reuse plastic bags from the grocery store as garbage bags, I donate clothes instead of throwing them out, and I sort my recyclables accordingly. But it wasn't until I started reading about the disastrous effects of single-use plastics that I realized just how un-eco-friendly I really was. Suddenly, I started noticing just how many of the plastic straws I'd pilfered from my office were strewn across my apartment.
Now, you might think that plastic straws can just go into the...

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