My first Solution to preventing pollution from plastic is enforcing the use of reusable metal straws. There are currently about 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently littering the oceans according to Ocean Clean Up. I believe that if everyone began using environmentally friendly reusable straws it would decrease the pollution everywhere and also increase the lives of wildlife and their habitats.
A quick search online can show that most family sets of metal straws are less than $20 dollars (Click Here for where to buy if interested). This is cost effective as you are only paying a one time fee for reusable items.
Metal straws are also very easy to clean and are BPA free. BPA or Bisphenol A is a chemical produces in plastic that can leak into your plastic products.
Although metal straws are an alternative for drinking, they do come with a few risks. For example injury when not used properly. I also advise using biodegradable straws for small children to keep them more safe.
As you can see, Using Metal straws is a cost effective way to keep the environment cleaner and also helps protect organisms rom plastic pollution in our oceans and land
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