Sea Turtles vs Straws

  • Location
    College Station, Texas
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The Problem

Sea Turtles vs. Straws is a project about how straws affect sea turtles in the wild. Every time you get a disposable straw, it eventually gets thrown away. Many of these straws, along with other plastic trash, ends up in the ocean, where it can harm or kill sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Straws can get up a sea turtle's nose, or a sea turtle can eat the straw, because it thinks it's food. We want to reduce the amount of disposable straws everywhere because we love animals and reusable straws, but not together.

Our Plan

People in America use over 500 million straws per day. Plastic straws are hard to clean and they use tons of non-renewable resources so once they are used, people don’t want to use them again resulting in tons of straws getting in our oceans. My goal is to increase the number of people using reusable and paper straws, and decrease the number of people using plastic straws. I hope to have some restaurants give out paper straws or none at all, and educate people about plastic in the ocean and how to find good reusable straws. By not using plastic straws, recycling other plastics and educating the community on this issue, we are making the world a better place by not using plastic straws.

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