Please Say No to Plastic
Thank you for bringing attention to the issue of straws in the well-written and documented article in the April 19 issue. We need to get more eateries to understand the devastating harm straws are doing to our environment. There is so much evidence about the consequences of straws. The film A Plastic Ocean shows the result of straws and other plastic in our oceans. Restaurants, cafés and bars in New York City recently announced that they are joining a long list of cities now banning straws.
Plastic bags are also a problem. They are being ingested because the plastic looks like jellyfish. Once swallowed, the digestive system breaks down and the creature dies. We can all do our part by letting servers and restaurants know that we do not want a straw and by cutting back on the amount of plastic products we use in general. We are finally making some progress about this problem, so let us each do what we can to be more conscious of the plastic we consume.
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