Implement the use of paper straws in fastfood chains in Texas

Implement the use of paper straws in fastfood chains in Texas

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Temoore Raja started this petition to Texas Governor and

What is the big deal about plastic straws?
We use a LOT of them. We use between 63-142 BILLION straws each year! Some believe this is 500 million straws each day. Industry experts approximate use-age to 170-390 million straws. Regardless, this is a whole lot of plastic straws just thrown away, and that is a huge problem.

Plastic straws cannot be recycled.
Only about 1% of plastic straws can be recycled. However; paper straws biodegrade quickly and easily in less than 1 year.


Paper Straws are an earth-friendly alternative.
Because of their small and lightweight size, plastic straws cannot be recycled. Plastic straw waste will go to a landfill or may end up in our oceans where decomposition can take up to 200 years! Straws are considered one of the top 10 plastic marine waste by the Ocean Conservancy.


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