Ban plastic straws in kearny, NJ.

Ban plastic straws in kearny, NJ.

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Esther Martins started this petition to Alberto Santos

Millions of plastic straws are used every year in fact as many as 500 million straws are used each day that’s about 182.5 billion straws a year that’s enough to circle the earth 2.5 times. There is a estimate of 7.5 million plastic straws polluting US shorelines, and that’s not even close to the amount of straws that pollute worldwide oceans. If you count it all together that’s not even close to the amount of plastic in worldwide oceans all together. Straws can’t be easily recycled and many are littered each year. Most plastic straws can’t be recycled in some places either. It takes almost 200 years for plastic straws to decompose. Straws are now to 11th most found plastic material in the ocean. Every year 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine  animals die by eating plastic including plastic straws. If we don’t do something by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean then fish. An average straw is only used for about 20 minutes then thrown away and will take 200 years to  decompose. 71% of seabirds and sea 30% of sea turtles are found with plastic in there stomach. 700 species are affected and threatened by plastic each year. My name is Esther Martins and me and my partners John Carlos and Enzo Pina dream to save the Earth we are living in and fight hard to do what we can to help. Soon we will have a website to help even more but to do so we need help from you guys so join to help save the planet.

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