Organic Drinking Straws without plastic PLA Bag 23cm, 50 pcs
Organic Drinking Straws without plastic
» Length: 23cm
» Content: 50 Pieces
*PLA = Polylactic acid, a plastic substitute made from fermented plant starch (in this case corn)
The Problem with Plastic - Time to Change
The impact of the plastic tide is pervasive. Increasing evidence shows how quickly our oceans are becoming swamped. From clogging the deepest depths before we have even explored them, to starving the birds that soar above the ocean surface, this is a problem that affects all marine life. But it also has increasing impact on human life too, from toxicity to rising economic costs.
Increasing numbers of marine animals die each year through starvation due to eating plastic that stays in their stomach making them feel full. Not only does this affect marine life, but even birds too! A paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences estimates that 90% of seabirds carry around 10% of their body weight in plastics - a similar proportion to airline hand luggage allowance for humans. This figure is expected to increase to 99% by 2050. In addition to this many marine animals also die through entanglement with marine litter debris such as discarded ropes and nets.