THIS IS HUGE!!
An environmental turning point is lurking in your drink.
That’s the argument championed by activists fighting against the use of plastic straws. Environmentalist groups estimate we use more than 500 million plastic straws every day in the U.S. Their ecological toll made the internet squirm when a video of researchers pulling a plastic straw out of the bloody nose of an endangered sea turtle went viral.
McDonald’s has become an unlikely ally to the anti-plastic movement. The fast food company announced it would switch to paper straws in all of its 1,300 U.K. locations starting in May. Stores also will keep straws behind the counter and customers will have to ask for a straw if they want one.
“You use a straw for 10 minutes and it never goes away”
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