Have Starbucks Ban Plastic Straws!

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Our names are Amanda and Sophia. One day in science class, we came upon an article on plastic straws. The article stated that Americans use more than 500 million straws a day- and throw them away. That is equivalent to 125 school buses filled with plastic straws. We also learned that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.


Those numbers concern us. So when we joined the Earth Club at our school, the leader suggested using change.org, which is how we came upon this website. All 500 million of these plastic straws end up in landfill or worse, the ocean. When plastic straws get into the ocean, the fish mistake it for food, eat it, and get sick or die. In fact, science shows that when you eat fish, you might as well be eating plastic!


We both think that Starbucks is a very tasty and an influential company. By choosing this business, we hope to make them take this issue very seriously. These coffee shops are all around the world, and they have a lot of people coming in every day, almost all of them getting cold beverages containing plastic straws. However, those straws add up to landfill and get into the ocean. Starbucks is a very successful company, so if they start banning straws, won’t others follow their lead?


So please sign this petition to help the environment, and the world we all live in. Remember, #NoMorePlasticStraws! Thank you!

 



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