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Petitioning President Barack Obama and 5 others

Slow down plastic pollution with paper straws!

The world is a beautiful place, but sadly it won't be for long. I was going for a walk on a beach not long ago, and shortly after I passed by a beach bar I saw more and more plastic straws scattered on the beach, even in the ocean. People know what's going to happen to to our beautiful ocean if we continue throwing plastic into it, so why keep doing it? Something needs to be done before the marine animals drown in our trash, and I have an idea. We already know people don't stop littering just because we tell them not to, so why not make the things they throw away less harmful for for the animals and and the environment? My suggestion is paper straws. Paper straws are bio degradable and will not harm nearly as much as plastic straws. In Disney's Animal Kingdom they use paper straws for the safety of their animals (if the straws end up in the animals enclosures it won't hurt them). If we could start using paper straws in beach bars and restaurants, think about the positive impact that could have. Maby, just maby won't there be more plastic than fish in the ocean in a few years..
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