Thought of the Day: Straws

Does a straw have one hole or two?

Here are some facts about straws:

  1. The first drinking straw was made from ryegrass in 1888.
  2. The modern plastic straw was invented in the 1930s.
  3. The average person in the USA uses 1.6 straws per day.
  4. There are currently 500 million straws being used in the US every day.
  5. Straws are one of the top 10 items found in beach cleanups.
  6. Straws are not recyclable, and take up to 200 years to decompose.
  7. Paper straws can last up to three hours in a beverage before they start to break down.
  8. In 2017, Seattle became the first major US city to ban plastic straws.
  9. McDonald’s uses around 55 million straws every day.
  10. In 2018, the UK government proposed to ban plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds.

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