Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States. In only the past twenty years, people have come to expect plastic straws in every drink, in an example of extreme waste being generated for minimal convenience. These short-lived tools are usually dropped into a garbage can with no further thought, instantly becoming a source of plastic pollution.
New York City is considering a ban on single-use plastic straws and stirrers in the city's eating & drinking establishments. Join us in expressing support for Intro No. 936 by Councilman Espinal.