Friday 23 February
National No Straw Day
We ask for ‘no ice’, but we almost never ask for ‘no straws’. Sometimes, things that are ‘a given’ are not always essential, but just a ‘habit’. Straws and other plastics cause harm to marine life in many ways. Birds, fish and other sea life consume plastics accidentally or when they mistake it for food. Who’d have thought that such a seemingly disposable utensil could put a large burden on the environment?
The easiest way is to pick up the glass and tip it back like our parents taught us to do!
Once we finish consuming a beverage, the plastic straw becomes waste. It takes only 10 minutes to drink with a plastic straw, but 400-500 years for one to be broken down!
People say that it takes 21 days to form a new habit or to get rid of an one. All you have to do is take the first step. Starting from today, join in on National 'No Straw Day'.