Stop using Straws

There’s a movement to save the environment by having people stop using straws.

It is true that non-biodegradable straws will hurt the environment, but probably a lot less than those newspaper plastic bags.

A boba straw weighs about 2 grams.  A drinking straw is less.  As far as I know you need about a gram of oil to make a gram of plastic, so a gallon of oil or gasoline will make about 1700 straws.

According to the Be Straw Free Campaign, https://www.nps.gov/commercialservices/greenline_straw_free.htm

Americans use about 500 million straws a day  (I’m not using my share!).  This takes about a quarter million gallons of fuel.  That is less than 0.1% of fuel usage for cars and trucks.

Let’s work on this, after we cut down on poor insulation and excessive driving, after we put up solar panels and wind farms.  After we restore the EPA and stop using coal.

Work on the big stuff first.  We have limited mind share for silly stuff.

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