We don’t have the global figure or for individual countries, but each day, over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used in the United States alone, and they inevitably end up as plastic pollution which harms wildlife. The short video below is just one of the many sad examples.
It makes good sense never to use plastic straws ever again! The original version of this video was made by Christine Figgener and Dr. Nathan J. Robinson. You can click here to view it. In the meantime, do head over to Plastic Pollution Coalition to sign The Last Plastic Straw Pledge.