"PLASTIC STRAWS are always in the top 10 of number of items collected during beach cleanups. Would you believe that enough plastic straws are produced annually to fill over 46 THOUSAND full sized school buses!"
And one of the most used items at outdoor picnics and parties. Do we really need a straw for our beverages? And when we do, there are some eco-friendly options for the throw away straws:
Birch Paper Straws - eco-friendly, biodegradable and compostable paper straws are a stylish alternative to plastic straws. Get them at etsy.com
Glass straws from GlassDharma - Great for hot or cold drinks, microwave and dishwasher safe.