Ever think much about the seemingly innocuous plastic straw? Ultimately plastic doesn’t belong in the ocean yet that’s where millions of straws end up poisoning the ocean with a non-biodegradable item and harmful to sea creatures.
Long Beach’s Berlin Bistro’s community-minded proprietress, Kerstin Kansteiner, is now taking the lead on making plastic straws “request only’ in a concerted effort to reduce straw pollution and “auto strawing.”
When a straw is really needed for a takeout beverage with a lid consider using one of the new versions of the improved biodegradable straws. There are also reusable metal straws available.
- Americans go through 500 million plastic straws a day!
- The USA can fill up 127 school buses with the straws we use every single day in this country
Kerstin joins us.