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Small straws are big hazard

Small straws are big hazard

Issue Time:2020-02-20


Paper straws are the future trend, which is why paper straw machines will become more and more popular in recent years.

 

At present, the global consumption of plastic straws is staggering,About 500 million plastic straws are discarded every day in the U.S.,The total length can be two and a half circles around the earth..

 

Because plastic straws are difficult to reuse,Most restaurants do n’t classify them as recyclable waste,So the ultimate fate of plastic straws is to land in a landfill or float on the ocean.The life of a plastic straw is only about 20 minutes.But it takes more than 200 years to naturally degrade into small molecules.British Minister of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove issued a statement.Disposable plastic products are a scourge to the ocean, will make serious damage to the environment and wildlife.People must take action now to protect marine ecology.British waste disposal company "commercial waste" includes plastic straws among "difficult to recycle" items.Call it "the ultimate waste of humanity."Statistics show that, including plastic straws, more than 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the ocean every year.It has severely affected marine life, fishery, and tourism, causing economic losses of 8 billion U.S. dollars. Plastic trash kills millions of seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals and countless fish every year. Studies have shown that if we ignore the status quo, by 2050, The weight of plastic waste in the ocean will exceed the total weight of fish.

 

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