Plastic Straw Story Summary

Plastic Straw Story Summary
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  • A tool that has been utilized for centuries has recently be up for debate: whether or not it should be banned. What are these tools you may ask? Plastic straws.
  • In 2015, a person uploaded a video on social media of a sea turtle with a plastic straw shoved up its nose.
  • This along with the deaths of thousands to possibly even millions of marine organisms has led many Americans to push for the abolishment of plastic straws, nationwide.
  • In addition, those who push for a ban on plastic straws bring up the harmful chemicals that are released into the ocean, when the straws are cast out into the body of water.
  • On the contrary, some Americans believe that plastic straws should not be banned.  Most on this side of the argument believe in conserving the drinking tools because they assist those with disabilities. In addition, "pro-plastic-strawers" believe that people will still litter, even if the straws are banned. Therefore, the ban on plastic straws would not be very effective.
  • In synopsis, like many issues across the nation, two sides bring up valid arguments. By 2050, it is expected for there to be more plastic than animals in the ocean. Hence, plastic straws must either be banned completely or controlled carefully (either side). 
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