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Strawless For The Summer For The Animals

Posted By Paul Grimsley On Monday, June 4, 2018

Handling The Plastic Straw Problem And Helping The Animals

One thing that you probably don't think too much about is drinking straws, and you are therefore unlikely to be aware of their impact on the environment. Who would have thought that 100,000 marine animals are killed by debris like plastic straws every year? And likewise, who imagine the number of species that are impacted in such a large way by this kind of pollution? Living in such a beautiful place with such a wide variety of animals, and then hearing about this kind of carelessness is a little distressing, but knowing that there are people out there who are working hard to combat it, and to protect the wildlife gives you a lot of hope.

Frenchy's Restaurant has made the switch from plastic straws, and Solid Waste officials are encouraging others to follow suit.

Beautiful Wildlife Is Something It Is Surprisingly Easy To Help

When you travel around the area, and you see the fish, and the turtles, and the dolphins, and all of the other species that make up the ecology of Clearwater and the surrounding area really are a beautiful resource, and for something as easily avoidable as plastic pollution to be addressed and handled really would be a great thing, not just for the animals themselves, but also for the people who live here and visit and come partly to see and experience these kind of things.

It's great to know about these kind of initiatives that you can easily contribute to as well. Thinking about the animals and then thinking about the plastic straws you use, it is an easy choice to make about what you should do with your own litter and waste products.