Ban Single-Use Plastics

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In the US alone, people throw out 500 million straws a day, or 180 billion a year, which end up in landfills or the oceans, and can harm or kill marine life. Americans also use over 380 billion plastic bags a year, which is 12 million barrels of oil and will also end up in the oceans and can choke marine animals. It's time to join with countries like France and Ireland and ban single-use plastics. They can easily be replaced with more sustainable options like paper or stainless steel straws, wood or bamboo cutlery, and reusable bags. It's time to ban single-use plastics.