End plastic straw pollution.

End plastic straw pollution.

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Brianna Danielle started this petition to City of Shreveport and

I am a pre-med student who is very passionate about conservational biology. It has come to my attention the amount of plastic Shreveport, Louisiana uses. Traveling has made me realize that other places have made the switch to sustainable alternatives of plastic products, such as using paper straws instead of plastic. 

The preservation of the environment is very important, especially marine life. The use of plastic straws is a top ten contributor to ocean pollutants. This is because plastic straws are too light to be detected in the recycling process. Plastic straws make up microplastics, or debris found in the ocean that animals can ingest. This affects the health the animal and the person that may consume them. 

However, if other communities have made this change, so can we. I believe there is an easy solution to fix this problem. The City of Shreveport could come together to ban the use of plastic straws in restaurants and use an alternative like paper straws. I would love to see Shreveport take a step onto the greener side!

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