What we know: Single-use plastics

In the United States alone, 500 million straw’s per day are thrown away! This is an average of 1.6 straws per person  per day. Based on this national average, each person in the US will use approximately 38,000 straws in a 60 year period, though with the life expectancy of the States being 78 years, this suggests that people over the age of 65 don’t use straws?

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