Q: Everyday from coast to coast, Canadians will go through 57 million of these. What are they?
A: Plastic straws
It takes up to 200 years for one straw to decompose. Canadians use approximately 57 million plastic straws daily. Those straws are generally not easy to recycle in most places in Canada, because they’re made from type 5 plastic, or polypropylene.
Plastic straws end up in landfills, or even worse, polluting our oceans. Hopefully, most of us are aware that our oceans are already in serious trouble. Estimates predict that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish! Something has to be done to correct course.
Source Huffington Post