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6 everyday items that are doing more damage to the environment than plastic straws

Environmentalists say that getting people to let go of straws could be a first step in a larger and much-needed shift away from plastics. More than 79% of all plastic waste ends up in landfills or gets stuck in the natural world.  But in the grand scheme of things, banning straws won't make a big dent in that overall problem. According to Bloomberg News, if all 8.3 billion plastic straws that are found along beaches across the globe suddenly washed into the ocean, it would still only account for 0.03% of the 8 million metric tons of plastic that goes into the water annually.  Read more...

 

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